CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

February2017

Doing What You Love

Kyle and I taking some time off to hit the slopes In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to do a post on making time for doing the things you love. Getting up to Tahoe isn’t as easy as it was when it was just Kyle and I, but[…]

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Preseason Wrap Up

Big props to Chris and Danielle who were our only Sweat Shoppers to complete all 5 of the CrossFit Open Preseason workouts we did in conjunction with CrossFit Walnut Creek.  For their hard work they’ll each receive a $15 Hiroshi’s gift certificate and a Sweat Shop t-shirt.  Next up is[…]

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OPEN To Make It What You Want

This picture is one of my all time Sweat Shop favorites! Old school Jin being Jin! This was during the FIRST CrossFit Open in 2011 when just a handful of us Sweat Shoppers drove down to CFO to do the workouts. The best part about this photo is that Nabil[…]

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Dumbbell 101

Dumbbells in the open?! Yes, for the first time ever dumbbells have been announced to be included in this year’s open! Or Castro could be messing with all of us…either way! Here are some workouts you can run through on your own or with some equally “excited” friends of yours. First[…]

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MEGATRON: Hip Distraction Series

Got tight/nagging hip issues? We present to you the “Megatron hip distraction series”. In addition to tissue work, basic stretches, and warm-up, using banded joint distraction exercises are extra helpful in alleviating joint-related issues. Like our popular “3-way shoulder mobility drill” with the band, this video demonstrates 5 of our[…]

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The Role Of Split Lifts In Improving Athleticism

I came cross this article on Breaking Muscle written by coach Bob Takano. I really liked what he said about determining your stance, so often I see athletes that are unsure of what their width should be, this is a great way determine how far out you should be splitting.[…]

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Get Yoked, Thanks to Marcus & Bri

Big thanks to Marcus and Bri who recently purchased a new yoke for the Sweat Shop!  This is a unique piece of equipment that challenges your “core” or “mid-line” unlike anything else.  Because the way in which the weight is distributed you can lift it up and walk with it[…]

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On-Ramp Welcome/Super Bowl Endurance

Congrats to our first-of-the-year On-Rampers who finished up our 4-week program. Josh, CJ, Ethan, Erika, and Bekah did an outstanding job and are more than pumped to join you all in class. Be sure to give them a warm welcome if you see them in class. Also, as many of[…]

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Upside Down Stuff

Lately you may have noticed an increasing amount of wall walks, wall walks with shoulder taps, handstand holds, handstand walks, handstand push ups, etc. No matter your ability level, any of these exercises holds the same benefits for everyone! So for today, I wanted to talk a little bit about[…]

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Foodspiration

After a weekend away with some friends skiing and eating awesome food, I was inspired to take my meal planning and food prep to the next level. I had recently been in a food rut, making the same old thing over and over. Our friends were kind enough to make[…]

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