New Deadlift PR’s!


Also, we had an awesome weekend hosting Coach Mark Rippetoe and CrossFit’s Basic Barbell certification!  Here are some highlight photos…check out the gallery for more!



And here is Tamara from CrossFit Oakland benching 175 for 3 sets of 5!  Awesome!


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Written by Nicki Violetti

Nicki Violetti has a long history of competitive athletics and is the only trainer at NorCal Strength and Conditioning who has competed at the collegiate level, not in one sport, but three: volleyball, swimming, and track & field. Nicki is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and holds Level III CrossFit trainer and USAW Level I Olympic Weightlifting Coach certifications. Nicki brings her understanding of teamwork, motivation and goal setting/completion to her coaching with remarkable results. She will help you delineate your goals and provide you with the support, knowledge and focus to achieve your fitness potential. In addition to Nicki’s fitness background, she has a BA in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and speaks Italian, Spanish and a fair amount of Russian. She is also co-publisher of The Performance Menu.

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  1. Dang it!

    I seem to miss every DL max.  Way to go Vaugn.  You are an ANIMAL.  I had hope of keeping up with you, but dang…..+40 lbs.  I am not nearly so anal as Rob and Nicki, you got it off the ground.  That counts in my book.