CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

November2017

Sweat Shop Spartan Race

This past weekend there were five of us Sweat Shoppers competing in the Sacramento Spartan Race.  This was an 8-9 mile run with 20+ obstacles along the way.  For four of us, including myself, this was our first Spartan Race. While the run wasn’t too bad for me, I was surprised[…]

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Weekly WOD’s Overview 11/13

Monday This is a repeat workout from February of this year.  We’ve done several of these 3 part couplets lately and what I like about them is that you can get a good 20 minute workout in, without overdoing the same movements.  For the Squat Clean Thruster, since it’s only[…]

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Tension In The Muscle Up

I have been following the CrossFit Gymnastics social media pages the past couple months and have picked up some really useful tools on the Ring and Bar muscle ups. One I’ve used a lot for members lately has been their series of “tension” drills. A handful of you have seen me working[…]

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Extra Credit Homework

  The Sweat Shop Swag Board has been around for a few months now, and I’m always super pumped to see you guys put in some extra work outside of class! Those of you that have been consistently working on extra credit stuff, keep it up! If you haven’t gotten[…]

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WARNING! Not CrossFit (not directly at least)

As said in the title this is not CrossFit related, so if you are only here for CrossFit content, I am sad to say this article may not aid you in your everlasting pursuit of functional fitness. I don’t intend to answer any questions specifically with this piece it was[…]

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Featured Athlete: Meghan G.

Meghan is an excellent example of how hard work and consistency pays off!  While she has been training at the Sweat Shop for a couple of years, there was quite a bit of time when she was only able to make it in one time each week.  Nonetheless, she still[…]

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Weekly WOD Preview

Monday The Power Clean weight should be something light that you can move through quickly and efficiently. Pacing the runs early on will help with avoiding the redline later in the WOD. On Bar Facing Burpees be sure to breath and move through them consistently. ADV has the choice of power[…]

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Get It In When You Can!

For many of you, this time of year can get hectic as the Holidays are around the corner. Last minute deals need to get done, quotas need to be hit, school winding down with a bunch of tests, or the kids getting crazy and itching for that much needed month[…]

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Featured Athlete: Andrew

  Today we’re featuring another man of mystery from the Sweat Shop.  You’re most likely to catch Andrew in the evenings during the week.  If you chat with him you’ll immediately realize he is a geniune and humble person… just don’t ask what he does for a living.  His exercise[…]

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Training Through Injuries

If I had a dollar for how many times I have been told or have read that CrossFit is dangerous, I would be free of all my student loans. The truth of the matter is any physical activity we engage in carries an inherent risk, you just have to make as[…]

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