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Oct 14th

2013

By Mike Minium
Category: Emeryville
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Olympic Lifting Meet This Sunday Oct 20th at CFO!

  Just like last year, we’ll be holding an Olympic Weightlifting meet here at CFO this coming Sunday, October 20th.  The meet will be an all-day affair, which means that there will be no group classes on Sunday (we’ll post a reminder later in the week).  The meet is being put on by Team Aita […]

Oct 9th

2013

By Robyn
Category: Community
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Announcing Sign-ups and Tryouts!

Sign up sheets are up for the Crosstown Throwdown (one for men and one for the ladies).  All are encouraged to participate not matter your skill level or experience! The idea is to get as many people from each gym to participate as possible so it will be a true test of gym vs gym. […]

Oct 7th

2013

By Mike Minium
Category: Community
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Fight Gone Bad Fundraiser for West Oakland Students!

One of the best things about being involved with the CrossFit community is the ability get looped into opportunities to give back.  This is one of those opportunities. We’ve decided to team up with fellow CF gym United Barbell (right across the Bay Bridge in SOMA) and raise funds for Boost! West Oakland.  In years past, […]

Oct 2nd

2013

By Mike Minium
Category: Uptown
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The New, New Uptown Schedule

  As we first wrote about last week, the Uptown evening schedule is changing effective Monday, October 14th.  After some deliberation and careful consideration, we’ve decided to roll out 5:30pm and 6:30pm classes five days a week, instead of the initially planned 5pm and 6pm evening classes. The evening On-Ramp sessions will take place at […]

Sep 29th

2013

By Mike Minium
Category: Events
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Strong Showing By CFO Masters Teams!

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 […]

Sep 28th

2013

By Mike Minium
Category: Events
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Two CFO Masters Team Competing Tomorrow!

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 […]

Sep 27th

2013

By Mike Minium
Category: Emeryville
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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. […]

Sep 24th

2013

By Mike Minium
Category: Emeryville
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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 […]

Sep 23rd

2013

By Mike Minium
Category: Community
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Uptown Updates

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 […]

Sep 22nd

2013

By Mike Minium
Category: Emeryville
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Kettlebell Sport Clinic at CFO October 6th!

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 […]