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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Sep 17th, 2013

Lance Competing in Sierra Nevada Cup Powerlifting Meet

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Most of you know Lance as that awesome coach over at Uptown (with occasional coaching appearances at Emeryville on the weekends).  But did you know that he’s also throwing his hat into the competitive powerlifting ring?  If his recent squat of 425 x 3 is any indication, he’s going to do well in his debut, […]

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Sep 16th, 2013

Using the Box to Train the Negative Pull-Up

This is Part 2 of the video series; make sure you catch Part 1 here As many of you chasing your first pull-up already know, we’re big fans of working the negative as a primary means to train for getting your first pull-up.  This is ideal if you’re strong enough to control your descent and […]

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Sep 13th, 2013

Get Some Perspective

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  There’s an article that was floating around FB Land a couple weeks ago that deserves a re-post here on the blog.  It’s something I think about a lot with my own training, as well as in my coaching of others, and something I’ve had to apply a lot more as I’ve gotten older and […]

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Sep 2nd, 2013

Running Clinic with Coach Aaron Saturday September 21st!

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  Aaron Castillo: Certified CrossFit Endurance Coach, CrossFit Oakland, Running Coach for Oakland Triathlon Club, USA Track & Field, Member and Current Masters Competitor As a masters-level track & field athlete and coach, I specialize in teaching efficient and proper running technique using The Pose Method along with a personalized interval-based training program that prepares athletes to compete […]

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Sep 1st, 2013

Moxie Madness Day One

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Team CFO just after crushing Event 3A & 3B Great job to the 3 CFO teams participating in the Moxie Madness Affiliate Team competition today and to their awesome coaches.  You guys did us proud.  Can’t wait to see what you do tomorrow!! I highly recommend driving down to San Jose tomorrow and catching Day […]

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Aug 31st, 2013

Send-Off Workout for Jill at 8am Tomorrow!

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  We’re holding an alternative workout at our Emeryville location tomorrow (Sat 8/31) at 8am.  It’s a send-off workout for Jill, who many of you have gotten to know over the past year-and-a-half or so that she’s been training here.  Unfortunately for us, Jill is leaving the Bay Area for a great opportunity down in […]

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