Oct 14th, 2005

10/14/05 WOD

5 Rounds for time:
Row 500m
Rope climb, 2 ascents
45-lb Dumbbell thruster, 21 reps

While Jim took Team 6 and Team 7 on a running workout, I subjected myself to the above workout. I’ve let my metabolic conditioning slide a bit and really felt the metabolic cost of this workout. The rope climbs on the heels of the 500m rows were my undoing!

My final time: 29:06. Ouch! I know there are athletes out there far fitter than I, so have at it. Is there anyone who can do it in half my time?

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Looking for a link between exercise, diet, and evolutionary theory? Check out Art DeVany’s blog. His views on variety, intermittency, and intensity, as it relates to exercise, are perfectly compatible with what we’re doing here at CrossFit Oakland.

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Oct 13th, 2005

10/13/05 WOD

4 Rounds for time:
Run 400m
20 Push-ups
30 Jumping pull-ups

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Today we introduced Team 6 and Team 7 to the wonders of the jumping pull-up. The jumping pull-up is not only a tremendous gateway exercise for developing the pull-up, it’s incredibly functional, as evidenced by its core-to-extremity motor recruitment pattern, and as an added bonus, it packs a metabolic wallop.

So have you started CrossFitting yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Courtesy of the NorCal S&C crew in Chico, CA, Exercise is not Optional.

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Oct 12th, 2005

New Pull-up Bar at CrossFit Oakland

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Now that the pull-up bar has been installed at CrossFit Oakland, the possible permutations for CrossFit programming are nearly limitless, and incredibly robust to boot.

The value of the pull-up, whether on its own or in combination with other functional movements, cannot be overstated. Not surpisingly, then, the pull-up is a staple of our programming here at CrossFit Oakland.

CrossFit is spreading! Even Men’s Journal knows about CrossFit (see entry #4 on their list).

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Oct 3rd, 2005

Quoted

“There is NO better fitness program for fire fighters or law enforcement.”

- Mike Bender, 10-time winner of the “Toughest Cop Alive” competition

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