Monthly Archives: December 2008
Dec 31st, 2008

Arizona Visit


Lauren, Greg, Mini, and Connie

Connie and I had the great privilege of getting to spend a little bit of time with Lauren and Greg Glassman during our holiday vacation. For those of you who may not know, Greg and Lauren are the founders of CrossFit.

Greg is a fascinating guy and I always learn something new from him every time we talk. He continues to be a great influence on me personally and professionally.

Lauren and Greg also think highly of CFO and had nothing but good things to say about the recent CFO videos that have appeared on the CF national site and the CF games site. They were pleased to hear stories about the performances of our athletes, young and old, novice and experienced, elite and otherwise. Mostly, though, they were happy to hear about the type of community we’ve built.

And since the New Year is upon us, I thought it only fitting to offer up the following: For me, 2008 was about being extremely appreciative of the community we’ve built. This manifested itself in a more public way at the CF Games, but it’s apparent on a day-to-day basis at our gym as well.

So what was the best thing about your 2008 CFO experience? And what are you looking forward to in 2009?

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Dec 30th, 2008

Cow Co-Op Part Two


Driven only by selfish concerns, (we are making the final cut of our community beef from Prather beef as I write this) we are gearing up to buy yet another cow and want to know who would like to be included in the purchase. The meat is AMAZING, and for those of you who missed the boat the first time–here is your opportunity. You can buy a full order which is $220 for forty pounds (includes all cuts but remember that any given box will be ~40% ground beef).

Post to comments if you want to partake in the Prather Ranch purchase.

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Dec 28th, 2008

Tom Goes Big Time


TomC setting up to pull a clean

The CFO crew who participated in Linda-ish a couple of weekends ago got the star treatment tonight on the CF national site and the CF Games site. And a well-deserved star turn, I might add!

Everyone looks great on camera, and apart from the misspelling of Candace’s name in one clip (spelled Candice), the guys from HQ have put together a couple of awesome shorts thus far.

Here’s part 1: Windows Media Player | Quicktime

Here’s part 2: Windows Media Player | Quicktime

Props to all you guys and gals!

Post your favorite bit from either of the video shorts thus far.

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Dec 27th, 2008

Good Girls Tone, Bad Girls Lift!

January 18,2009- The Bad Girl Open!

Olympic-Style Weightlifting Competition for Women of all Ages!!!!!

Lifting begins at 11:00 A.M.

For more information, location and schedule:

Any takers? We have three club coaches on staff that can go with if you’re interested.

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Dec 26th, 2008

Connie Conquers Lynne

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Yesterday Connie became the third woman in CFO history (along with Tami and Candace) to complete all 5 rounds of of the benchmark workout “Lynne” as rx’d.

As you may recall, Lynne is as follows:

5 rounds for max reps:

Bench press at bodyweight

Connie was able to get a rep at bodyweight for bench press in all five rounds and all her pull-ups were done chest-to-bar.

Kudos to Connie in comments.

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Dec 25th, 2008

We’re CLOSED Christmas Day!


We wish everyone a restful, fun, and enjoyable Holiday! Please remember that we will be CLOSED all day tomorrow.

How are you spending your holiday? Post to comments.

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Dec 24th, 2008

Box Jump Video From Again Faster

Since box jumping is such a popular topic of discussion here at CFO, I thought I’d pass along this excellent video on the subject from Jon Gilson of Again Faster.

[And thanks to Robyn for passing the video along to us.]

Post your thoughts to comments.

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Dec 23rd, 2008

Five Minute Pain Storm

Mike playing a fun little game of “Who’s Your Daddy?”

Imagine the most demanding multi-modal five minute WOD you can. Leave it in comments.

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Dec 21st, 2008

Group Workout a Success


Daniel hamming it up before today’s team workout

Well done to the three teams that took part in our Linda-ish workout earlier today. From everything I heard, you represented CFO well.

I can’t really say much beyond that, other than to urge you to keep your eyes peeled for a video that will be run in the near future at

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