Progress isn’t possible without change and Oregon CrossFit is soon to be changing its location, allowing our community to relocate to a much larger facility to better handle our training needs. While we have enjoyed the past seven years on Arizona/Colorado exit, the building has changed in many ways and we look forward to our new home at 2470 NE 2nd Street, formerly a UPS building. Since we understand this change will have an effect on you, our valued members, we are letting you know now that plans have been finalized.The new building will be off the Revere exit and Division Street about 2 miles north of our current location.
The final day at our current location will be March 30th and we are planning on the 31st to...continue reading
Guys Wanted for Nike Testing!
Nike is coming to our box on Tuesday, February 21st at noon for sports performance testing. Guys are needed for testing two different styles of long sleeve workout shirts. The workout will be completed OUTSIDE and involve running, so please come prepared. I still need 7 men that wear a size Medium and 5 men that wear a size Large shirt. If you would like to participate in this test there's a sign-up sheet located at the front desk. If I've already spoke with you you're spot has been reserved and your name is on the list.
With this testing running at the same time as noon class, please plan to arrive 15-20 minutes early, so I can have everyone ready and outside for testing...continue reading
With the start of the 2017 CrossFit Open just around the corner, we wanted to help everyone get set up and answer any questions anyone might have about the Open before we get started.
The CrossFit Open is a series of 5 workouts that take place over a 5 week span, that are judged and scored. The Open starts on February 23rd and ends on March 27th. This is the first step to qualifying for the CrossFit Games every year. The top scores from each region will move on to compete at CrossFit Regionals and then the top scores from Regionals will move onto the CrossFit Games. The open is scalable and is an option to anyone that trains at Oregon CrossFit.
Even if you don’t plan on making...continue reading
Friday, January 6th will be the last 6:30 am Bootcamp class. Starting the week of January 16 the Bootcamp schedule will be as follows:
Monday 1 PM
Tuesday 1 PM
Wednesday 10 AM
Please, pass this information onto anyone that either takes Bootcamp classes or is interested in starting OC's Bootcamp program. Thank you! Coach Judicontinue reading
The Daunting New Year’s Resolution
By: JD Alex
What is your New Year’s Resolution? How many times do you think you will be asked this question in the upcoming weeks? In regards to nutrition and fitness we all have goals we want to achieve and for some reason we wait until the start of a new year to begin to either hit the gym, try a new fad diet, or whatever it may be. Let’s be honest with ourselves for a minute. Most of us will have a New Year’s Resolution, some of us may even start our resolution, majority of us will either not start or will quit after a couple weeks on the longer side.
The reason that New Year’s Resolutions seem to always fail is because their importance...continue reading
Why it’s important & how to do it using the Oregon CrossFit website!
Every day we stroll into the gym, and we drag ourselves out. We sometimes feel we are getting better, but on days that may not be our best, we ask ourselves why we even come to the gym. This is when keeping track of our progress is key, we may not feel we are progressing, or think we aren’t progressing fast enough, but when you can look up the first time you did a specific workout, “FRAN” for example, compared to the most recent you can see not only see your progress, but track it as well. Tracking your progress also allows us to set realistic and planned expectations, it can keep us focused, and...continue reading
By J.D. Alex
When in the gym, at the stoplight, or at the grocery store, do you find yourself on an imagined racetrack like I do? Do you compare what you do to what “they” do? When you come to a task especially within the gym, do you find you won’t work as hard when you have to scale a workout when the person next to you is beating you RX’ing the workout? I believe that this is a normal human response, we are competitive in nature, whether you say that you are or are not out loud, the voice within you says something very different.
The saying “me vs. me” or all that matters is the competition within myself has been flung around so much now that it almost leaves...continue reading
Winter Event Update: After a long search for a venue, we are disappointed to report that we haven't been able to find a venue in Bend (or even Redmond) that we feel confident would allow us to host a high quality event. The last two years we used a venue that would work, but was rather limiting and caused us to make concessions in order to make the events happen. While we felt we could have made that venue work again, it wasn't going to allow us to put on the event we wanted. Others may say the Redmond Fairgrounds, but their tight rules and extreme costs wouldn't have made that feasible either. Bend is booming again and there isn't much vacancy at the moment, which makes it even harder...continue reading
Attention Oregon Crossfit!!!
Starting Wednesday November 30th at 8:00AM we will be starting up an Endurance class. Class will be focused on rowing, running and biking, mainly rowing and biking until the weather starts to go in the warm direction again. We will be working on putting together some baseline times for things such as 2000m/5000m Row, 1,2, and 3mile Runs, as well as 20min Max Effort Cal bike to name a few.
Please join me for some elevated heart rates, some steady states, and engine building good times starting Wednesday November 30th @ 8:00AM.
P.S. I rowed in college and have saved all of my workouts just for you all!
Stoked to see you all next Wednesday to lay down some baselines!
Coach J.D. continue reading
Nutrition: “Yeah I eat pretty well”
By: JD Alex
What is it about nutrition that causes people to care so little about it? Is it the same as not taking your car to the shop because if you do, then something will be wrong with it, but if you never take it in then there can’t ever be anything wrong?
From a coaching stand point we see a general lack of care when it comes to nutrition and an over abundance of time spent in the gym. You have probably heard the general rule of thumb abs come from 30% in the gym and 70% in the kitchen, well it is true. If we claim to care so much for our bodies, we must be fueling it with what it needs, not...continue reading