CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

January2017

Natural Remedies

I’ve always been into a more holistic approach when it comes to health. I’ve recently discovered Essential Oils, and have been enjoying their healing properties. As of late, I have been making my own essential oil capsules. Combined with turmeric (anti inflammatory) I incorporate clove, oregano, ginger and Myrrh in[…]

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2017 CrossFit Open & Sweat Shop Intramural Teams

The 2017 CrossFit Open is right around the corner!  While the first workout won’t be released until Feb. 23rd., registration is already open.  While it’s always a fun and exciting time of year at the Sweat Shop, this year I’m planning on making it even more fun.  We’ll take everyone[…]

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Outside The Box Feats

When is the last time you tested your fitness outside the Shop? We are always encouraging our members to get outside our “newly painted” walls from time to time and use the awesome strength and conditioning you’ve gained from your weekly CrossFit training. One recent thing that surprised me was[…]

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Breaking Through the Mental Wall

The mind is a powerful tool that can help us get through some tough times, or it can cause you to crumble. Those that are mentally strong learn how to control and handle their thoughts, while some may crumble when their mind begins to tell them to stop what they’re doing. To[…]

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“If you don’t use it……..”

You loose it. Simple, right? This post is dedicated to all who have recently…..or maybe in the distant past…gotten either muscle ups, pull-ups, or handstand pushups, and are going through a little skill hang-over and either forgot how to do them or are still stuck and can’t quite progress to do[…]

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Lights out!

This photo was taken during the brief power outage we experienced at the gym tonight. A little lack of electricity didn’t stop some of us from getting a workout in. Mo, JB, B and I all worked out in the light of B’s headlights. Props to most of the 4:30 crew who[…]

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Hot Coco Troopers

Big props to Martha and Allen, who despite the threat of bad weather, still completed the Hot Coco run in San Francisco this past Sunday!  They even did the 15K version, which is a little more than 9 miles!  Great job guys!  I’m considering hosting a Hot Coco 5K redo[…]

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Accessory Work

Everyone needs accessory work. Why? Because we ain’t built perfect for everything! Well, maybe some people. While we might be suited for a large amount of skills or activities, there are just as many that we are not suited for, especially in CrossFit’s pandora box of exercises. You may have[…]

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The Holidays Are Over

This is still one of my favorite videos from 6 years ago!  Some of my personal favorite things are: Alex snatching with the axle bar (pretty sure 6 years later no one else has done such a thing) Seeing how small the gym used to be JB’s muscle ups in[…]

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