Potpourri of Random Blog Topics

Jul 27th, 2010

Potpourri of Random Blog Topics


Polly at the top of a push-up at the Games (in CFO shorts no less)

A slow news day here at CFO, so without further ado, a few items of note….

Stephen Conn Link of the Week

For careful readers of the CFO blog, and in particular, the comments, you’ll know that Stephen posts some really interesting links on a regular basis, often times video links.  Here’s one of his recent contributions, this time having to do with TURF dancing in Oakland:


Olympic Lifting Seminar with Jo Ann & Max

Just a quick reminder, there are two spots left in the Olympic Lifting seminar at CFO this Saturday from 9am to 1pm.  This seminar will cover the snatch and clean-and-jerk and will be coached by Jo Ann Arnold and Max Aita.  The cost is $150.

For more information, and to enroll, go here:  http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=8840&stype=-8

Charles Staley Seminar at Diablo CrossFit

Jeremy Jones, one of the owners and head coaches at Diablo CrossFit, asked me to let everyone know that they’re holding a two-day seminar on Sat July 31 and Sun Aug 1 with strength and conditioning coach Charles Staley (of Escalating Density Training fame, among other things).

Full information on the seminar can be found here:  http://www.diablocrossfit.com/eventsblog/

DISCUSSION 10 Comments

  1. jrsandoval July 28, 2010 at 3:43 am

    special guest instructor max "montana muscle" aita will be running tomorrow’s oly class. max’s bio pic says it all http://www.californiastrength.com/staff.html. the feedback i’ve received from max has helped me make tremendous gains with the oly lifts.  hit tomorrow or grab the last two spots for sunday’s oly clinic.

  2. SteveD July 27, 2010 at 4:10 am

    NewG: congrats on the POD. 

    Apparently CFO doesn’t do notables any more.

  3. SteveD July 27, 2010 at 4:14 am

    so without further adieu

  4. Mike Minium July 27, 2010 at 4:36 am

    Good catches, Steve.  The ado error has been fixed.

    And yes, we’re taking a small break from notables. 

    But trust me, had we been doing notables, your 6:49.8 2k row most definitely would’ve been on the virtual board.

  5. SteveD July 27, 2010 at 4:48 am

    … Mike was far more gracious in his replies than I was in my posts.

    I suppose now is not the time to suggest a new way to calculate POD winners?  You know, like in the CF Games — lowest combined placing wins.  Never mind.

  6. TomC July 27, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Steve, I will give you a hug next time I see you. Nice 2K row time. You were pulling a 1:42 per 500. That’s fast and painful.

    I have some pictures the party on Sunday. I didn’t get shots of everyone because I was too busy holding my breath underwater and only broke out the camera late in the day.


    I miss my expensive rented lenses, although not their weight and size.

  7. TomC July 27, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    That turf dancing video was impressive.

  8. TomC July 27, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    I like to post comments here.

  9. TomC July 27, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    I really like dinosaurs and other large, extinct animals. I like blue whales, too, but they are not extinct yet.

  10. stephen July 28, 2010 at 12:38 am

    tom, here’s a cool story on a smart invertebrate that can sometimes be very large: http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/graphics/20100725_octopusGraphic/