WODS – Oct 23 – 29

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Training Purpose We’re 3 weeks into this block, and basically halfway through! If you haven’t noticed already, there’s a bit of a shoulder and torso strengthening/conditioning block hiding inside this one. This serves both to improve your core control during the lifts and to prepare you for the next block, which is going to be focused on handstands. You’ll be … Read More

Who’s Who: Noah J.

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Noah J. Member Since 1/5/2009 Why did you get started with training at Blue Ox? I was a nursing student at Linfield College when Anton worked in the IT department. He had an add for Crossfit Portland on a bulletin board outside his office. I had been looking for gym that was not a typical 24 hour/La fitness and looked … Read More

WODS – Oct 16 – 27

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Training Purpose We’re officially 2 weeks into our micro block focused on the Clean and Jerk and Snatch. For those of you new to the lifts, we want to focus on really dialing in understanding of the movements before we start concerning ourselves with weight. Technique before intensity. For those of you who aren’t novices, take this time to revisit … Read More

Who’s Who: Carl A.

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Carl A. Member Since 2/5/2011 Why did you get started with training at Blue Ox? Because I was dating a part-time Crossfit instructor! This was back in 2010 or so, she lived in Seattle, we’d alternate cities every weekend, and after a while she started asking me to come to WODs at her gym. Then she started looking for places … Read More

WODS – OCT 9 – 15

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Training Purpose We’re entering the first “real” week of the Olympic lifting block. The focus in this block is to familiarize anyone new to weightlifting with the movements, and to give everyone who is familiar with them a chance to practice. On the mobility side of things we will be exploring how things like your triceps and rotator cuff muscles … Read More