1872 Ackley Cir #10
Oakdale, CA 95361
(209) 345-4380

Breakin' it on down!

April 02, 2015

CrossFit Oakdale finished 52rd among teams in Northern California.  I am extremely proud of this accomplishment.  We do not have a professional exerciser among us – we have a gym of regular people that work hard, pharmacy work smart and work on their weaknesses.  We don’t have any weightlifting specialists, former D1 athletes or any such craziness.  What we do have is a bunch of good people that hung in there through the most challenging Open WODs we have seen.  Not only did we, as a gym finish 52, on the first page of the NorCal Leaderboard, but we got better as the WODs went on.  After 15.3, as the Leaderboard was really coming together, we were hanging around in the 60s.  After 15.4, a WOD that hurt a lot of gyms, we had our best showing, finishing in 38th place in NorCal.    After 15.4, we were sitting in 57, and I really was hoping we could finish on that first page.

After 15.5, probably the most painful OPEN WOD I can ever remember, we moved up 5 PLACES!  And we don’t row.  Ever.  We have 3 rowers, so we rarely use them in WODs.  Just off experience and practice on the rower, we should have been behind the eight ball.  BUT…we work hard every day, and are well accustomed to going to the “pain cave” or the “dark place” or whatever you want to call it.

So even with little rower experience, we still made a big jump.  I think the most fun part of the Open for me was watching athletes get off that rower for that last set of 9 thrusters and CFO athletes cheer them on to 9 thrusters to the finish.  Some went UB, some didn’t, but it was a great fight to be a part of and watch.

First, I would want to take the time to recognize our coaches.  Chance, Chris, Christine, Denny, Louis, Micayla, Sarah, Thomas and Tricia all played a huge part in getting our athletes ready,  They are motivated, care, have great ideas on how to make fitness fun and a just generally great people.  THANK YOU for all you do.

Most importantly, THANK YOU for being a part of CFO, and all your hard work.  It takes courage to walk through the doors of a weird warehouse, with people with their shirts off and headbands on, grunting and slapping hands.  Once you get in the mix, and start pushing, it’s like you are part of the team, moving the whole thing forward through effort and energy. 

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Workout of the Day

15 Power Cleans

15 Front Squats

15 Shoulder to Overhead

30 Toes to Bar

15 Shoulder to Overhead

15 Front Squats

15 Power Cleans

Men – 135, Ladies – 95

This WOD is shamelessly stolen from Barbarian S&C.  Thanks Johnny!

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