CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

April2017

Master’s Qualifiers Complete!

Congrats to our masters who completed the second stage of qualifying for the CrossFit Games! At the conclusion of the Open, Helen, Mo, Jacqueline, Lisa, and Lones all finished in the top 200 worldwide and earned a chance to qualify for the CF Games through 4 workouts in the Master’s Qualifiers.[…]

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Knee Stability

A couple posts ago, Daniel James Lynam did a pretty legit post on shoulder stability. If you haven’t gotten the chance to check it out, you can do so here! Anyway, I wanted to segue off of DJ’s post and talk a little about knee stability. The knee joint is considered[…]

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A few tips for the Clean

With Clean and Jerks coming up this Friday I think this is a good opportunity to re-visit the clean, since we usually talk about the split jerk more often. While the clean is not as technical as the split jerk and tends to not be the limiting factor for most[…]

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BBQ & Volleyball Sat. May 6th 12pm @ Heather Farm

Hopefully the nice weather is here to stay, as we’ll be having a Sweat Shop BBQ and some sand volleyball at Heather Farm next Saturday, May 6th starting at 12pm.  I’ll be bringing the meat and beers if some folks would like to bring a few side dishes that would[…]

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Variety Is The Spice Of Life

While we all have our daily rituals or routine, I think a big part of keeping a balanced and happy life is to have some variety! As you can see from the photo above, Rikus has mastered the art of a well-balanced and varied diet with a Soda ICE-E, two[…]

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Reflection

This past week, as most of you know, I was fortunate enough to tag along with JB to Peru. Since being back some of you have asked how the trip was, so I wanted to take a little bit of time to reflect and let you all in on my perspective of the[…]

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Its all about the pace

A couple weeks back JB posted a great piece on aerobic capacity and how as CrossFitters we could benefit from improving our aerobic capacity. One of the factors that would contribute to improving our aerobic capacity is working on our ability to pace workouts. This post will be geared more towards[…]

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New Burger Spot

Camille getting after it at Lounge Burger.  As you may know, I’m a major foodie. I love cooking and trying new recipes, but sometimes I enjoy getting out of the kitchen and trying new restaurants. I’ve recently been on the hunt for a good burger place, and I am pleased[…]

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Sweat Shop 5K

Great job to everyone that came out for the 5K this past Saturday.  We couldn’t have asked for better weather!  Also, with such a great turnout, and the ever present need to improve our conditioning game, expect another 5K in the not so distant future!  Up next however, for events,[…]

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Bottoms Up!!

Disclaimer: This post has nothing to do with consuming your favorite Paleo Protein or Kombucha in rapid succession. What this post will talk about is bottoms up training, particularly through the use of kettlebells. This kind of training can be utilized in an accessory fashion to increase your shoulder stability[…]

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