weighted pull ups

Damon, Pat, and Ashli doing a 5 minute AMLAP! As many levels as possible.

CFM Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 20th 7:30 pm CFM April Babies Party at Fado’s! This is open to all CFM members and guests. Come to Fado’s to celebrate all our birthday’s in April and meet your fellow CFMers for a fun night in Midtown!

Thursday, April 25th 8:30 pm: CFM Avengers Endgame Movie Premiere. We are assembling an incredible team of CFMers to see the 4th installment of the Avengers when it premieres!! We have a group of tickets for sale and a reserved section of seating for for the evening showing on Thursday 4/25 at Midtown Art Cinema. Sign up for your ticket now at the front desk or click here for details!

Saturday, April 27th: CFM Marvel Galaxy Team WOD. During the morning group classes we will be doing a Superhero WOD inspired by the heroes from the Marvel Movies. Wear your CFM or Superhero Shirt to come workout! #CFMersAssemble!!

Sunday, April 28th 12:15 – 1:45 pm: Handstand and Inversion Workshop. In this workshop, Yoga Instructor Priscila Baptista will be guiding us through progressions and drills for getting inverted including arm balances, headstands, and handstands. Time to get upside down!! $10 for members! Members email info@crossfitmidtown.com to register. $20 for non-members. Click here to sign up for non-members.

Billy from Team Green Inferno in the CFM Intramural 2019 Open and also April Member of the Month!!

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8a: Open Gym- Brianna
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Jeannette
3:30p: Open Gym- Anthony
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Weighted Pull Ups
5-4-3-2 Increasing weight

B. E3MOM 21
50 Double Unders
2 Squat Snatches (increase weight each round)

Post weight for pull ups and highest snatch. Ex: 75#, 185# Rx.

And coming Saturday…

A. Bench Press
70-80-85% of 1RM

B. “The Replacements” [30 Min Cap]
Teams of 3
3 Rounds

80/64 Calorie Row-Bike-Ski Erg
10 x 10m Minisled Push (50/25)
50 Bench Press (135/95)
300m Sandbag Team Run (50/25)

All reps team totals. 1 person working at a time on row, sled push, and bench; all partners run 300m together and may switch who carries the sandbag. 1 sandbag per team. Partners may partition the rounds and reps any way.

Post load for bench and time for WOD. Ex: 235#, 23:12 Rx

Saturday Schedule

8a: Open Gym- Michael
9a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis & Mohammed
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis & Mohammed
12:15p: Yoga- Michael

And coming Sunday…

A. For Time [8min cap]
21 GHD Situps (Rx+ = 20/14#)
15 Squat Clean (m = 135/165, w = 95/110)
9 Muscle Ups

B. EMOM 15
Minute 1: 20-30 sec Handstand Hold
Minute 2: 5-8 Strict Chin Ups
Minute 3: AMRAP with 5 Air Squats + 5 Burpees

Post time for WOD and fewest reps for each movement in EMOM.
Ex: 5:20 Rx+, 30, 6, 24 Rx

Sunday Schedule

8:45a: Weightlifting- Anthony
10a: Open Gym- Michael
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Jeannette
12:15p: Yoga- Nikkia Nelson
5,6p: Open Gym- Neal

Team CFM Buns and Guns cheering each other on during the snatch WOD at GYG 2018.

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8a: Open Gym- Brianna
11a: Open Gym- CFM Staff
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
3:30p: Open Gym- Pietsch
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Pietsch
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Pietsch
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Pietsch
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Pietsch
8:30p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. 3 Rounds [12min cap]
15 Box Jumps (24/20)
12 Toes to Bar
9 Power Snatches (95/65)

B. Pull/Push
Weighted Pull Ups
Seated DB Arnold Press
5 x 5 (each arm)

Post time to complete WOD and weight used for pull up and press. Ex 8:24 Rx, 25#, 25#s

And coming tomorrow…

A. Sled Push
6 x 50m Sled Push (increasing)

For Time [15min cap]
400m Run
20 DB Box Step Overs (35/25’s) (24/20)
400m Run
20 Devil Presses (35/25’s)
400m Run

Post heaviest sled push and time to complete WOD. Ex: 295#, 11:36 Rx

CFM Upcoming Events

Friday, December 14th: CFM Holiday Party! Come celebrate the holidays with your CFM family! This will be a potluck style party so make sure to bring your favorite holiday dish or drink. Don’t forget to bust out those ugly holiday sweaters ;]

Wade’s Army

Today’s workout comes from CrossFit Football. CFFB Founder John Welbourn created the workout in memory of a young boy, Wade DeBruin, who died of neuroblastoma at only two years old. If you wish to donate to “Wade’s Army,” you can do so here.
From the Wade’s Army website:
“Cancer is a word everyone knows. And a word no one wants to hear. Certain cancers are common household names. Most people have heard of leukemia, breast cancer, and prostate cancer. Neuroblastoma, on the other hand, is mysterious to many. Wade’s Wings wants to change that. We believe the only way to conquer this extremely aggressive childhood cancer is to give it a name.”
These are the courageous words from the DeBruin family who are leading the charge against the pediatric cancer, neuroblastoma, in the name of their brave son, Wade. Shortly after learning to walk, Wade DeBruin took on a challenge that every parent fears for their child.
Wade was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at 18 months old. Neuroblastoma is the leading pediatric cancer killer. Almost 70% of children who are diagnosed with neuroblastoma have an advanced stage of the disease, and less than 40% of those with this advanced disease live five years. Wade put up strong fight, but he passed away on November 12, 2011, leaving his twin sister and parents behind.
Wade’s Army was created to rally against Neuroblastoma. Last year the army raised over $18,000 in Wade’s name for Neuroblastoma research and support of families battling the cancer.
Today, Wade’s Army is gathering across the world to bring awareness to Wade’s battle and put up a fight for him during a CrossFit Football workout. We are recruiting you to join Wade’s Army to spread the word, support the cause and band together in the fight against Neuroblastoma.

Enjoy the workout!

Thursday night yoga is cancelled!

Join Amy’s class Wed at 11a or Monica’s class Sunday at 6p. Thursday night yoga will be back next week!


Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
8a: Open Gym – Tirzah
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
4p: Open Gym
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
8p: Open Gym- Lis

Workout of the Day (WOD)

Complete 5 rounds (use same DB/KB entire workout):
11 One Arm KB/DB Snatch
12 One Arm DB Thrusters
11 Weighted pull ups (w DB/KB… Or scale to strict pull ups/use a band)

And coming tomorrow…

A. Deadlifts: 3×5 work ups
B. As many rounds as possible in 8 minutes:
10 True Push Ups
10 Supine Ring Pull Ups
10 Toes To Bar

CFMakeover results

Congrats to everyone who completed our first CFMakeover!
We crowned the winners at Thurs night’s Halloween party. Here are the results:
1st place male- Patrick/P-Lane
1st place female- Hope
2nd place male- Dozier
2nd place female- Amanda C
Get Swole winner- Emilio
Honorable mention (WOD improvement)- Stuart & Shannon
Honorable mention (Physique change)- Zack & Christine

Congrats to all who played the game & thanks to our sponsors for donating prizes: FLO2S, Icebox Cryotherapy, Midtown Life Studio, Drs. Baumrind & Baumrind Family Dentistry, lululemon howell mill, Park Tavern, RiRa Irish Pub, Yeah! Burger, Parq restaurant & KillCliff.

imageCongrats to our CFMakeover winners Stuart, Dozier, P-Lane, Amanda, Christine & Hope (not pictured: Emilio, Zack & Shannon)

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
8a: Open Gym- Tirzah
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
4p: Open Gym- Jim
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
8p: Open Gym- Cassie

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Deadlift: 3×5 workups
B. 5 rounds for total reps of:
15 seconds DUs or singles, Rest :45
15 seconds weighted or strict pull ups, Rest :45
15 seconds burpees, Rest :45

And coming tomorrow…

A. Overhead squat: 12 min to find one-rep max
B. Every minute on the minute for 10 minutes:
Perform a standing double broad jump and 3 snatches at 65% of 1RM
*Two consecutive broad jumps focusing on minimizing ground contact time between jumps.
*Cover as much ground as possible with your broad jump.
*Minimum distance is double your height. For each round you dont jump the minimum distance, perform 5 barbell roll outs after the workout.

Accountability Ideas

By Coach Beka
At CFM we have weekly staff meetings, and every Monday we share our positive focus and critical tasks for the week. I’ve realized when it comes to my personal tasks (preparing meals at home, sticking to my workout routine, etc), there’s always something that lingers around for a while without getting accomplished.
PROCRASTINATION at its finest.
From now on when I realize that I’m putting a task off to the side, work or personal, I’m going to come up with something to hold myself accountable to…aka, something I would HATE having to do if I don’t get that task done by the deadline. Thanks to Lis for sharing this blog post containing tips, phone apps and programs to keep us accountable to our goals.
I will definitely be putting some of these to work during our CFMakeover Challenge next month!

photo-7Hans making tuck jumps look easy!

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
8p: Beginner CrossFit – Cassie
8:15p: Yoga – Samantha

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Weighted pull ups: 4×4 workups
B.As many rounds as possible in 10 minutes:
3 Power Cleans @ 55% of 1 RM
5 Pull Ups
10 Push Ups
15 Air Squats or 1 round of “Cindy”

And coming tomorrow

A. 10 min mobility work
B. 10 min POSE skillwork
C. “Nancy”
5 rounds for time:
400m run
15 overhead squats 95/65

NEW YOGA CLASS Sundays at 6p

Starting this weekend, Monica will be teaching yoga Sundays at 6pm at CFM! This expands our yoga offerings to three classes a week – Wed at 12n with Beth, Thurs at 8:15p with Laura, & Sun at 6p with Monica! Yoga is included in your membership. It DOESN’T count toward your weekly class limits, so you’ve got no excuse to skip it. Come on in and get your yoga on!


We’ll hold ONE WOD Saturday at 10am over at the Piedmont Park Active Oval. So come for that OR PLEASE join us for the entire Field Day, Saturday morning from 9a-12noon. All proceeds benefit Strong4Life. Email Tirzah if you’d like to volunteer or if you still want to register a team.

Field Day will happen RAIN OR SHINE!

Stay tuned to the blog this week for announcements & the CFM Facebook page Sat AM for updates. If necessary, we’ll relocate the games back to CFM.

Speaking of the CFM Facebook page…

Did you know we film a new silly dance video to post on YouTube for every 100 new fans we get on Facebook? Welllll, we’re hoping to score ONE THOUSAND…1,000… FANS before Saturday so that we can enlist the help of our new student Antony (He’s a breakdancer. How cool is that?) to make the BEST VIDEO EVER at the Anniversary Party. Please help us recruit more fans. Share the CFM page on your FB page and help us break the 1000 mark!


Here’s why you should come:
These guys will be here from 7 to 9p dishing up some BBQ for ya (paleo & not-paleo options available :)). We’re picking up the tab from 7 to 8, so get here early!

Yoga today at noon!

Rowing class tonight at 7p

Here’s the rowing WOD:
1 x 5 min at 2k split time
2 x 4 min at 2k split minus 1 sec
3 x 3 min at 2k split minus 2 sec
2 x 2 min at 2k split minus 3 sec
1 x 1 min at 2k split minus 4 sec
Notes: Rest 1:30 between each segment. If you do not know your 2k split time, it’s ok. I will work with you to figure out a good pace for the workout.

Workout of the Day

20 min to find 1-rep max bench press THEN…
2 min to find max standing broad jump THEN…
2 rounds:
1 min max plyo push ups
1 min max overhead lunges 45#/25#

No rest between movements/rounds.

And coming tomorrow…

A. Pull ups: Weighted pull ups – 5-5-5+ at 75% of last week’s 1 rep-max OR
Negatives 5-5-5
Rest 3 minutes between sets
B. As many rounds & reps as possible in 10 minutes:
5 ring dips
5 wall balls 20/14
5 box jumps 24/20

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