CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

May2017

Improving Handstand Push-Ups

Apart from Friday being the first day of the California Regional where our very own Briana Gaipa will be competing (which you can watch the live stream of here), we have a workout with one of my favorite alternating EMOM formats. We have the deadlift paired with a gymnastic skill, and[…]

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Hydrate Yo Self

It’s that time of year again, temperatures are rising and we want to make sure you are staying hydrated. I came across hydro flask water bottles a few years ago, and I don’t leave home without mine. It keeps water  ice cold for up to 24 hours, which comes in handy on those[…]

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Featured Athlete: Chris G.

While Chris has always had a great engine when it comes to conditioning, in the past year he has made some pretty amazing gains in terms of strength and olympic lifting!  His combination of dedication, consistency and humility allow him to not only come in each day with a positive[…]

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You versus You

In sports and CrossFit, whether you are a competitor or someone just looking to improve, the main focus should be on yourself, what you are doing, and how you are doing it. While this seems like an over-posted topic, it’s easy to get distracted on what other people are doing[…]

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Feedback

Over the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed the coaches using their phones to video an individual’s movement (clean, snatch, pull up, muscle up, etc…) and then providing feedback. Providing feedback in this matter is an excellent way to show and correct some movement faults. Sometimes, people are just[…]

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Row, Row, Row your boat….with good technique!

Since we have a time trial row coming up this Thursday, and we also frequently use the rower, this is a good opportunity to talk about efficiency on the rower. Now in comparison with other CrossFit movements rowing is often thought of as not the most technical of movements and is[…]

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Featured Athlete: Martha K.

Everyone has heard the saying “hard work pays off”, and Martha is a great example of not only hard work paying off, but consistency over a period of time paying off.  While she wasn’t able to do unassisted pullups for some time, these days you can find Martha linking together[…]

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Muscle Up Inspiration

This past month has been a nice little reboot to the legendary Sweat Shop Muscle Up Club! Not only do we have some amazing first time ring and bar muscle uppers, we have now upgraded to strict bar muscle ups! Way to keep steppin’ up the game Sweat Shoppers! The[…]

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Remember to Play

A little throwback Thursday post to the Sweat Shop BBQ this past weekend, and how much I enjoy playing sports outside! I played 3 games of Volleyball, 2 games of Badminton, and 1 game of Basketball. There were for sure some flashbacks to being a kid and having the energy[…]

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Lift Ratio Calculator

When we talk about being a good CrossFitter we talk about not being specialized   in one area, such as not being to biased to bodyweight or strength movements. When we get a bit more nit picky we want to not be too biased towards one movement within a particular domain.[…]

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