Monthly Archives: September 2013
Sep 29th, 2013

Strong Showing By CFO Masters Teams!

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As we wrote about yesterday, we sent two teams from CFO to compete in the Masters Madness competition, which took place at Diablo CrossFit.  It was a great competition, with a real emphasis on teamwork and was an extremely balanced and fair test of strength, skill, and conditioning. There were two age divisions for this […]

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Sep 28th, 2013

Two CFO Masters Team Competing Tomorrow!

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Three of the four CFOers competing tomorrow There are two Masters teams from CFO competing at tomorrow’s Masters Madness competition at Diablo CrossFit.  Masters Madness is a one-man/one-woman partner competition.  The two teams are Steve P and Sherrill (not pictured), and Leka and Old Man Mini. Leka and I get started at 9:30am, and Steve […]

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Sep 27th, 2013

Two Rx’d Team Spots Available for Reindeer Games December 14th!

Tryouts are coming! We have two Rx’d team spots available for the Reindeer Games on December 14th.  You can read more about the competition here.  The competition is taking place in Concord, so it’s really close by–an added bonus! This is a team competition, and each team is comprised of two men and two women. […]

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Sep 24th, 2013

Lance’s First Powerlifting Meet a Huge Success!

Lance nailing his 501.5-lb squat–a new PR! As we wrote about last week, Lance competed in his first-ever powerlifting meet this past Saturday.  Lance competed in the Sierra Nevada Cup, a US Powerlifting Association meet held in Grass Valley.  Powerlifting meets are a test of your 1-rep max squat, bench press, and deadlift, in that […]

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Sep 23rd, 2013

Uptown Updates

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We have a couple of exciting announcements to make regarding Uptown. Power Hour Coming to 6am We’re rolling out a new concept that we’re psyched about for the 6am class.  We’re calling it the Power Hour.  It’s all about developing strength, stability, speed, and conditioning. The Power Hour class is all about getting you strong […]

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Sep 22nd, 2013

Kettlebell Sport Clinic at CFO October 6th!

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Did you know that there’s an entire sport built around the kettlebell?  Much like the barbell sports of Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting, you compete against others in a few key movements (the jerk, the snatch, and clean-and-jerk, in the case of Kettlebell Sport).  Unlike the barbell sports, where you’re testing a 1-rep max, in Kettlebell […]

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Sep 21st, 2013

More on Holding Your Breath

I wrote an article a while back describing the Valsalva Maneuver and why it is a good idea to use it when lifting weights. Briefly, the Valsalva Maneuver is the process of taking in a big breath and holding it when you need to perform a strenuous task, such as lifting a heavy weight. This […]

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Sep 21st, 2013

Spots Still Available for the next session of Strong School!

Squat!!   Jo Ann is kicking off another 6-week cycle for her Women’s Strength Class!  Both sessions will begin THURSDAY, SEPT 26TH and run through SUNDAY NOV 3RD (Pro Am Meet), or through THURSDAY NOV 7TH (non-competitors). The class is limited to 12 females, and there are currently a couple of spots left in each session.   The cost for the class is […]

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Sep 19th, 2013

Mobility Drills for Overhead Squat/Snatch Prep

An oldie but goodie from K-Star Not to let the cat out of the bag, but on Friday, we’re going to be having you guys go for a 1-rep max snatch (with a time limit) and a 1-rep max clean-and-jerk (with a time limit). One of the toughest things about the snatch is that bottom […]

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Sep 18th, 2013

CrossTown Throwdown Happening Sat Nov 9th!

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  Mark your calendars and save the date, everyone.  The CrossTown Throwdown is going down on Saturday November 9th!  This is our annual battle against our friends (and rivals) from CrossFit Sweat Shop. We’ll release more details, such as workouts, times, etc. as we get closer to the competition.  For now, plan on keeping your […]

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