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Jul 23rd, 2013

Steve P Ready to Go!

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Well, after a ton of hard work, it’s time for Steve to compete in the Games!  I got to spend some time with Steve today at the Masters athlete briefing, and as usual, Steve is taking everything in stride and looking forward to getting the competition started tomorrow. Over the next three days (Tue-Thu), Steve […]

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Jul 18th, 2013

Mune to Compete in Orlando, FL

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Mune is traveling to Orlando, FL to compete in the USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Raw Nationals this Friday, August 19. She competed in a USAPL meet that took place in Southern California in February, which earned her entry to the National competition tomorrow. Since February, Mune has been training four days a week without fail to […]

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Jul 16th, 2013

Josh Competing in Paragliding World Championships

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One of the coolest things about training such a diverse group of people at CFO is learning interesting facts about all of you, in particular when those facts have to do with something that’s happening outside of our gym, or the world of CrossFit. For example, who knew that Josh, one of our 7pm class […]

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Jul 15th, 2013

Ashley, Beth, and Sarah Compete at Uptown!

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This morning at Uptown, to cap off the conclusion of Oakland Strong’s first 10-week training cycle, three members of Uptown, Ashley, Beth, and Sarah, took part in a friendly (unofficial) Olympic Lifting meet. In the sport of Olympic Lifting, you get three attempts to find your 1-rep max snatch, and then 3 attempts to find […]

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Jul 12th, 2013

Femme Fit Prep Workout This Saturday at 11am!

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  As we posted a couple days ago, we’re going to be doing Femme Fit prep workouts for the next four Saturdays, from 11am to 1pm, leading up to the competition.  If you’re doing Femme Fit, take advantage of these sessions.  But even if you’re not doing Femme Fit, but are interested in competing at […]

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Jul 11th, 2013

Welcome to the New Website!

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  Just in case you didn’t notice…we have a new website!  This is something we’ve been working on behind the scenes for a while.  Check it out, look it over, and get to know it. And welcome to the new CFO website!

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Jul 10th, 2013

Get Ready for Competition! First up… Femme Fit!

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Ladies in fighting shape for Femme Fit 2011

Are you signed up for Femme Fit 2013?  Want some specialized training geared to prepare you to do your best in competition?  We have it here!

Whether you are training for Femme Fit, want to support the FF ladies, are interested in another upcoming competition, or just want to keep yourself in competitive form — we have some fun Saturday workouts ready for you!

Join us for the next four Saturdays from 11am – 1pm on 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3.  Your two hours will include some if not all:

- Olympic Lifting practice
- Sprint/Running practice
- Practice the workouts (strategy, pacing, etc.)
 
Custom programming by Coach Arnold of End Game Athletics fame.
 

From Coach Arnold: Practice and work out in a group setting alongside your other CFO Femme Fit competitors. We will refine your technique on the snatch and clean and jerk, practice with the sandbag, and do running/sprinting/prowler work to prepare you for the actual workouts.  Basically prepare you to kick ass at Femme Fit.  

Let us know if you have any questions or just show up on Saturday to get started.  Go CFO!!

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Jun 18th, 2013

Calling All Training Partners!

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Steve P after CF Games Open Workout 13.4

It’s been a while since we last posted about Steve P and his road to the CrossFit Games.  Since qualifying this past April for the Games after finishing the Open in 11th place worldwide in his age group, Steve has been putting in some serious work.  Anyone who’s been around our Emeryville location during the evening classes has at some point likely seen Steve training.

We’ve now entered the stretch run for Steve, with just a little over a month to go until the Games.  I’m now putting out the call for anyone to join Steve in his workouts leading up to the Games as a training partner.  We employed this strategy last year as Candace trained for the Games, to great success.  It can be a huge boost to be training alongside someone else, and to know that you’re not suffering alone.  It can often lead to another rep, a faster time, a little more weight, etc.

Any of the workouts Steve is doing can be modified to your own ability.  It’s really more important that Steve has someone who can push him and help him make this last climb, than it is to do his workouts exactly as written.  We’re entering into the final, tough stretch of workouts for him; let’s show him how much we’re behind him by getting volunteers to train with him.

If you can be a training partner for Steve, even if just for a single workout over the next couple of weeks, please let us know by either emailing us or by saying so on our CFO Facebook Page.  We’ll compile a list of training partners and set up a rotation so that Steve will have a training partner at least a couple times a week (if not more, hopefully).

Let’s do this for Steve!

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Jun 13th, 2013

Good-Bye to Booth & Kirsten

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Kirsten & Booth looking fabulous!

Kirsten and Booth have been a part of the CFO clan for the past few years. This weekend they are moving back East where Booth is in medical school to begin a new adventure.  We are sad to let them go, but excited for their bright future.

We will miss you both with your beautiful smiles, positive attitudes and kick-ass athleticism.

Best of luck!

If you’d like to see these two lovely people before they leave, they will be at Prizefighter tomorrow night from 6pm until whenever, accepting raised glasses from friends and well-wishers.

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Jun 6th, 2013

Joe P Competing in Track Meet this Saturday June 8th!

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Joe P going shoulder to overhead during CF Games Workout 13.4

CFO OG Joe P is competing in the Pacific Association Masters Championships this Saturday at Chabot College in Hayward.  All the action starts at 9am.

Joe is scheduled to compete in the 200m and 400m sprints, and might even sneak into the 100m sprint.  He’s been training hard with Aaron C, our resident track-and-field coach here at CFO, and is all ready to go.

Let’s wish Joe luck on our FB page.  I’ll be heading down there to cheer Joe on this Saturday; hopefully we can get a few more familiar CFO faces down there to cheer hi on as well.

Get some, Joe!

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