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Sep 19th

2013

By Mike Minium
Category: Emeryville
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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 […]

Sep 18th

2013

By Mike Minium
Category: Community
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CrossTown Throwdown Happening Sat Nov 9th!

  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 […]

Sep 17th

2013

By Mike Minium
Category: Emeryville
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Lance Competing in Sierra Nevada Cup Powerlifting Meet

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, […]

Sep 16th

2013

By Mike Minium
Category: Fitness
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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 […]

Sep 13th

2013

By Mike Minium
Category: Fitness
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Get Some Perspective

  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 […]

Sep 2nd

2013

By Robyn
Category: Events
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Running Clinic with Coach Aaron Saturday September 21st!

  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 […]

Sep 1st

2013

By Robyn
Category: Community
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Moxie Madness Day One

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 […]

Aug 31st

2013

By Mike Minium
Category: Community
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Send-Off Workout for Jill at 8am Tomorrow!

  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 […]

Aug 29th

2013

By Robyn
Category: Community
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Labor Day Weekend Schedule…

Dr Dwayne holding up the CFO tent = Labor Day Check it out.  Here is the weekend schedule for this Labor Day Holiday weekend.  Remember to spend some time down in San Jose with our Moxie Madness teams! Saturday Aug 31st: Emeryville:  8am, 9am & 10am.  NO COMPETITION CLASS due to Moxie Madness Uptown:  8am, […]

Aug 28th

2013

By Robyn
Category: Community
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Moxie Madness THIS WEEKEND!

Come out and support Tracy and our other awesome athletes this weekend! Come on out and support the teams we are sending to Moxie Madness THIS Saturday 8/31 and Sunday 9/1.  A short drive to San Jose’s Spartan Stadium will get you to a great event, complete with all things CrossFit, vendors, food and plenty […]