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Mar 8th, 2014

Saturday Heat Schedule for Open Workout 14.2

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Below are the Saturday heat times for Open Workout 14.2, which is an ascending ladder of overhead squats and chest-to-bar pull-ups. Last week was such a blast…can’t wait to see all of you get after it tomorrow! A note on heat times:  We’re allocating 20 minutes for each heat, but the reality is that in […]

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Mar 1st, 2014

Saturday Heat Times

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Below are the heat times for Workout 14.1 of the Open, which is the following: 10-Minute AMRAP: 30 Double-Unders 15 Power Snatches @ 75#/55# We’ll be going over the workout in detail, including strategy and tips, at 9:45am.  Come early to warm up and get the briefing on the workout. Also, please take note of […]

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Feb 23rd, 2014

The Open Starts in One Week!

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  One week from today, on Saturday March 1st, we’ll be running everyone through the first workout of the CrossFit Games Open!  Here’s what you need to know about the Open at CFO. These Workouts are Fun, and Doable, and Will Push You to the Limit The whole Open process is such a blast.  It […]

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Feb 10th, 2014

The Open is Nigh!

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The Open It’s that time of year, everyone:  Open time! The Open is the first leg of the CrossFit Games.  And it’s a total blast.  Like last year, the Open takes place over 5 weeks, with one workout being released each week.  Also like last year, we’ll be running everyone through heats on Saturdays.  The […]

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Jan 27th, 2014

Rock Solid Muscle-Up Progression

Outlaw Way Muscle-Up Progression from The Outlaw Way on Vimeo. Many of you in Tier 2 are working on getting your first muscle-up.  The video above is a great collection of progressions for you to be working on.  It covers three different progressions, all of which need to be practiced.  No single one of these […]

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Jan 14th, 2014

Sactown Throwdown Recap

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  As we wrote on the blog a few days ago, we had three teams competing in the Sactown Throwdown this past Saturday.  This was a really long day of competition, with highly varied events ranging from a 4-part test of gymnastics skills to a 1-rep max (1RM) bench press and squat test to a […]

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Jan 11th, 2014

Weekend Happenings

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We have a couple big things going on this weekend. Sactown Throwdown That’s right, Team CFO is at it again.  We’re competing in one of the biggest team competitions in NorCal:  the Sactown Throwdown.  This is a 2-man, 2-woman team competition put on by CrossFit East Sacramento and CrossFit Anywhere.  It always features some really […]

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Jan 9th, 2014

Handstand Clinic at Athletic Playground

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  I wanted to give all of you a heads-up on a handstand clinic that’s going to be taking place at the Athletic Playground, a really cool local bodyweight/acrobatics/gymnastics gym in the area. It’s for anyone who’s ever wanted to be able to hold a handstand, and will provide you with safe, smart progressions for […]

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Jan 8th, 2014

Sunday Yoga at Uptown starting this week!

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Uptown’s own Sterling has graciously offered to hold a weekly yoga class at CrossFit Oakland Uptown on Sundays at 9am, starting this Sunday January 12th! If you are wondering what Yoga has to do with CrossFit, take a look at this article from Tabata Times: 10 Reasons Why CrossFitters should start practicing Yoga. Here is […]

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Jan 4th, 2014

Whole Life Challenge Starting Jan 11th!

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  Every year we do a couple of Paleo-style challenges.  We’ve decided to change things up this year and do the Whole Life Challenge (WLC).  This type of challenge is about so much more than what you’re eating.  And it’s great because there are different levels of commitment. I’ll be personally participating in the challenge; I hope […]

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