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Jul 31st, 2013

Coach Evil is going to Belgium!

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On Thursday our endurance sports and running expert, Coach Aaron, will take his evil self to Antwerp, Belgium to participate in an international sporting event called the World Outgames.  Aaron has been preparing for this for many months and we are all very excited for him and proud of this achievement. Best of luck, Coach […]

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Jul 30th, 2013

Steve P & the CrossFit Games: Final Thoughts

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  I’m not sure I can really write anything that hasn’t already been said (either in person or via the blog and FB) regarding Steve’s performance at the 2013 Games.  His defining moment will surely be the his deadlift/box jump workout on Day 2, which shot him from 17th place to 9th place overall, which […]

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Jul 25th, 2013

Steve’s Climb Up the Leaderboard!

Steve’s 2nd Place Performance in the Deadlift/Box Jump Couplet Days like yesterday make days like today all the more satisfying.  The same perseverance and grit Steve showed yesterday, as he clawed his way through workouts that weren’t in his wheelhouse, he showed today as his back was against the wall and he knew he had to deliver. […]

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Jul 24th, 2013

Tough Day 1; On to Day 2!

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  Some days, you just have a tough day at the office, so to speak.  Today was one of those days for Steve.  We kind of expected the first two workouts to be rough ones, since Steve’s shoulders would be smoked after the 75 overhead squats in Nancy, and he was looking at 25 handstand […]

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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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