CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

July2017

Leg Drive

Ever since I prepped for my first olympic weightlifting meet last November, I’ve fine- tuned a lot missing parts in my lifts and have got more comfortable knowing how certain parts of the lift should feel. I’ve made big improvements in my numbers over the last year, thanks in big part to[…]

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Friday Night Lights

Over the past few weeks, sweat shoppers have been gathering at Larkey Park to get some “Friday Night Lights: Basketball Edition” in. Shout out to Taneya and Al who have been getting a solid squad together over the past few weeks! Each time I’ve gone out there, they’ve managed to get[…]

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Logging Workouts

I used to be diligent about logging my workouts. However, as of late, I can’t seem to get back into the habit of logging workouts on Beyond The Whiteboard. Even now as I’m writing this, I’m realizing I didn’t log today’s workout! I made it my monthly goal to log[…]

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Back Squat vs. Front Squat

Over the years I’ve gotten these two questions quite a few times.  “what’s the difference between back squats and front squats?”…. and, “which is better?”  Someone recently asked me this question again, so when I saw a post from Breaking Muscle, I decided to post it here on our blog. […]

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Welcome Baby Lachlan!

Congrats to Jason and Stephanie who welcomed little baby boy into this world yesterday! Lachlan Charles Toovey was born at 9:01, July 13th, weighing in at a healthy 7lbs 13 oz and 21 inches tall! We can’t wait to meet and play with little Lachlan! He is lucky to have[…]

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Skiing in the Alps

Although our new ski erg won’t really get you ready to hit the slopes, it’s a great new modality of exercise that you can incorporate into your workouts at the Sweat Shop. First off, Chris Grames just posted a nice little piece on ski erg technique on the Sweat Shop Members[…]

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Fear Facing

I’ve learned a lot about celebrating little successes through watching my daughter Camille. She is naturally a cautious child, so I don’t worry much about her being reckless. I enjoy watching her from a safe distance while she figures out she can accomplish small feats. Today we are in Tahoe,[…]

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CrossFit Variety

Ski season is over, but that just means a shift in activities.  One of the main things that initially drew me to CrossFit was the variety.  Not only variety in exercises day-to-day, but also many exercises that I hadn’t previously done before.  Over the years however, it seems my training[…]

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Rope Climbs

Here are a couple reposts on practicing rope climb wrapping and legless. In the first video, Lulu demos the traditional Spanish wrap and two versions of the Russian wrap. While many of you can practice these while hanging on the rope, the second video shows Joel and Lisa practicing these[…]

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Make Your Effort Inspire Others

“I want my effort to inspire others.” A simple phrase that I came across a couple of days ago that really got me thinking, so I wanted to share some of my thoughts with all of you! Full effort, what does it really mean to give your best/full effort towards something?[…]

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