B-Days at Norcal

Travis and Dave’s was no different!  It started with a “bear crawl” relay which we would have loved to have Shawn C.  there for that .  Of course we added a few other unexpected challenges like hanging from the bar for minutes at a time after a 200 meter farmer walk and a lunge relay as well. Needless to say we had to have one element common with all B-Day...
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The Fight to Look Good Naked

If you read all the goals carefully on the board you will notice many things like getting real push-ups, a pull-up, or an L-sit rope climb. Those are all fantastic goals, there is absolutely nothing wrong with those, but let’s look back for a second when we first got into working out. Did we show up for our first day of on-ramp chomping at the bit to work a skin the cat or get a PR in the...
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Leafy Greens…oh so good…and so good for you!

The last couple of weeks my CSA box came filled with a variety of green leafy things…Kale, Chard, curly Endive. Things I honestly would pass by in produce aisle.  And yet–things that are chalk full of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and fiber that have continually shown to help prevent digestive tract cancers.  Chard and Kale are particularly nutritious, packing a punch...
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Who is Level 2?

We have some athletes that can never seem to get enough, if that is the case for you, then listen up!  We will be holding a Level 2 testing date on April 17th, that gives you four weeks to work on your technical lifts (overhead squat, snatch, clean, etc.) and of course 30 second true L-Sit!  If you have been avoiding the O-lifting class you just might want to put that on top of your...
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Rockin’ the Board!

In case you forgot “Helen” is 3 rounds of 400m run, 21 KB swings and 12 pull ups. The prescribed KB loading for women is 16kg (35 lbs.) and for men 24kg (53 lbs.).  I just wanted to give Danielle H. and Ryan S. a shout out for making “the board”.  Danielle completed the WOD in 9:24 and Ryan finished in 8:24. Great job to you both! Ok, so “Helen” is...
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Nice Rack Roz!

Do you find that thrusters drag you down? Is your clean and jerk ugly? Is your front squat lack luster? If so then take a gander at the picture of Roz and her high elbows. This is perfection. Notice the open hands that allow the weight to rest on her delts, her chin pulled back, and her torso nice and upright with everything tight so that the weight will not pull her forward on to her toes. She...
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You Can Do it All – Or Can You?

It means adrenal fatigue and I got knocked out with it, and almost literally when a couple weeks ago my body decided to take a mandatory break – just as a Level 1 athlete was dead lifting his previous max for a set of 5 right in front of my bewildered eyes.  Maybe it was the athlete’s impeccable form during this unthinkable endeavor that took me by such surprise that I almost hit the...
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