Month: November 2017

Do Your Research

For most of us at this point, it’s no surprise that sugar is not good for you.  What’s becoming more and more evident is the extent to which money plays a part in the laws that are passed, the research that we learn about and that is considered to be the truth, the research that […]

Optimizing The Squat

Over the past six or so years of doing CrossFit, and being around strength training, a common cue for the squat that I have heard is, “sit back on the heels,” or, “you should be able to wiggle your toes in the bottom of the squat.” Both cues are great for teaching people fundamental concepts […]

The Sports Gene

I’ve been reading “The Sports Gene” by David Epstein, I must say, it’s a great read! His research and writing is extremely thought provoking. I’ve always been fascinated by what the human body is capable of and the factors at play in achieving athletic greatness. I would gather that’s why spectating elite sports is so entertaining.  Check […]

WOD Review 11/27/17

Monday Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been doing a lot of ascending sets for strength, but it’s also important to utilize across sets. For those of you who may be confused by the 2 different formats, here’s a quick explanation! First, for any given amount of reps, sets, or weight we lift the […]

Thanksgiving Reminders

With Thanksgiving fast approaching I just wanted to cover a few reminders before the big feast. For Thanksgiving day, we are only having two classes, an 8:00 am and 9:00 a.m. The day after Thanksgiving, 11/24, we will be having an 8:00, 9:00, and 10:00 a.m. class. After that we will be back to a […]

Holiday Party Time

Alright Sweat Shoppers. Only 19 more sleeps until the long awaited, adults-only, annual Holiday Party!! Join us December 9th with food from El Aguila, drinks, desserts and the critically acclaimed awards ceremony. Get ready to party. Feel free to bring a plus one but please remember this is an adults-only event. We’re looking forward to […]

Weekly WOD Review 11/20/17

MONDAY  This workout will be different for everyone. For those who struggle on rope climbs, you want to move efficiently so that you don’t get to rope climbs smoked. It will get a little grippy towards the end, so it might be worth one or two quick breaks on STO if you are grip challenged. […]

Right of Passage/The Forgotten Art Of Squatting

Good luck to Helen who will be competing in the 2nd annual Rite of Passage weightlifting meet this weekend in Oakland! For the past several months, Helen has been working consistently on improving her Olympic lifts and it has shown a ton in training. I’ve witnessed big improvements in her snatch and clean technique and it’s a […]

Warming Up for Weightlifting

DJ had a great post yesterday about warming up for a good workout, today I want to dive a little bit more in taking extra time and putting in a little more effort into those barbell drills and lighter weights before hitting those EMOMs. In this case, I’m talking about our warm up drills for […]

A Proper Warm-Up For A Better Workout

Its that time of year again. The leaves are changing colors, pumpkin spice fills the air, and people are busting out their favorite cold weather wear. Whether you like it or not, summer is gone and we are now entering the cold (relatively) days of fall and winter. As it gets colder, we need to address how […]