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Your first time.

December 10, 2013

You never forget your first time

Yesterday we needed to give a quick summary of the Franniversary, site but I wanted to take the time to congratulate CrossFit Oakdale’s first time and newer competitors.  It takes a lot of guts to put yourself in the arena.  Competing is not for everyone, but I highly recommend the experience.  The nerves and build up for an event allows you to test yourself in a way that you rarely get to in training.  Walking through the doors of a CrossFit gym can be hard enough, but walking through that taped off area onto the competition floor can sometimes be an even bigger step.

Ashley, Gina, Breanne, Ned, Jake all competed in CrossFit for the first time.  Throughout the busy day, I tried to take a moment here and there to check out our new competitors.  I saw nervous looks, determination, joy and pride.  That’s why I love this stuff so much.

Janet, Joel, Kelly, Mike are not regular competitors, but they step up their game come Franniversary time.  Great job folks!

Congratulations to all of you that have entered the world of competitive exercise!  It can be many things – fun, exhilarating, nerve-wracking, frustrating, and more.  It’s like a test of life.


Local boys and besties throwing down at the Franniversary.

Local boys and besties throwing down at the Franniversary.

Workout of the Day


2 Squat Snatch

On the minute for 10 minutes, 60-65% of 1RM.  Attempt to chain, or touch and go, your reps.


30 Overhead Squats 95/65

7 Muscleups

20 Overhead squats

5 Muscleups

If you don’t have muscle ups, do muscle up transitions, banded muscle up transitions, or burpee pullups, 1 for 1.

10 minute cap

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