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Sep 23rd, 2013

Uptown Updates

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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 […]

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Sep 22nd, 2013

Kettlebell Sport Clinic at CFO October 6th!

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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 […]

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Sep 19th, 2013

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 […]

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Sep 17th, 2013

Lance Competing in Sierra Nevada Cup Powerlifting Meet

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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, […]

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Aug 17th, 2013

Keeping the Competitive Ball Rolling!

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  The Femme Fit prep class that ran on Saturdays from 11am to 1pm was such a big success that we’ve decided to keep the ball rolling, so to speak. We’re changing the name of the class to the CrossFit Competition class, which gives it the broader scope it deserves.  The CrossFit Competition (CFC) class will […]

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Aug 9th, 2013

Get Some, CFO Women!

2013 Femme Fit: Sandbag Final from CrossFit Sweat Shop There’s just a little over a day left until Femme Fit.  It’s been great seeing everyone who’s competing put in the time and the hard work to prepare for the competition (and a big thanks to Arnold for coaching all the competitors–even from other gyms–during the […]

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Aug 8th, 2013

Congratulations Lt. Tamara Holmes!

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Our own Tamara Holmes was sworn in today as a Lieutenant in the Oakland Fire Department. This is a significant achievement as the process to get here is a long and difficult one.  There are assessments, written exams, oral exams, interviews and tons of paperwork – all required to even be considered for promotion.  Tamara […]

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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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