CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

December2017

Skills: Before, During, After

These guys love working on skills before ,during, and after the party! Look at those faces! After our class warm-up and whiteboard briefing, you’ll often here the coach say, “if you need any modifications or substitutions come chat with me”. While it’s a wonderful opportunity for folks who need a[…]

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Moving Your Feet: A Weightlifting Christmas Story

To move, or not to move your feet, a solid weightlifting question. To beginners, I like to cue people to “jump” off the ground during the clean or snatch. I’ve found this cue to be effective in that it teaches people what full extension (extension of the hips, knees, and ankles)[…]

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External Vs. Internal Motivation: Part 2

This post is part two of a post on internal and external motivation. Last week we tackled what external motivation is, the pros and cons of it, when, and how it should be used. We deduced that while there are reasons that we can benefit from it, it falls short on more[…]

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Sweat Shop Holiday Party Wrap Up

The Sweat Shop 2017 Holiday Party is a wrap folks. Thank you to all the members who came out and partook in the festivities. We had some great fun didn’t we? I would like to give a special thanks to El Agulia for providing the delicious tacos and P.S. I Cake You for[…]

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WOD Overview 12/11/17

Looking at the weather forecast I see nothing but clear skies and highs in the mid to upper 60’s, which for December is not good if you’re looking to get up to Tahoe, but for those working on our fitness we might as well take advantage of this unseasonable dry[…]

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Holiday Party Tomorrow Night!

Join us tomorrow, Saturday Dec 9th, to ring in the holiday’s at the annual Sweat Shop Holiday party! Like previous years, we are hosting it at the Shop! Bring your significant others around 6:00/6:30ish pm, dress however classy, casual, or ugly sweater-like you want. There will be food from El[…]

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2017 IWF World Weightlifting Championships

🇪🇸La arrancada que hizo el oro🥇❤️ 🇺🇸The snatch that made the gold medal 🙏🏋️‍♀️ #weightlifting ❤️ #118Kg A post shared by Lydia Valentín (@lydiavalentin) on Dec 5, 2017 at 11:40pm PST This past weekend the IWF World Weightlifting Championships were held in Anaheim, CA. The best of the best from[…]

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External Vs. Internal Motivation: Part 1

Motivation. Its what gets us out of bed in the morning, helps us decide what to eat for dinner, whether or not we make it to the gym that day, it drives every action we do on a daily basis. We find motivation in so many different forms from so[…]

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2017 CrossFit Liftoff – Results

Helen continues to rack up some great finishes in olympic lifting!  Two weeks ago it was 3rd overall at the SPS Rite of Passage meet.  This time with the 2017 CrossFit Liftoff, which consists of a 1-rep max Snatch, 1-rep max Clean & Jerk, and a nasty 12 minute metcon. […]

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Weekly Wod Preview : December 4th addition

Monday I tested out this workout last week, it was a good mover. The front squats should be moderately heavy but should be done unbroken or at most break up into two sets. Rx’d & ADV have a run, while beefy has a Row. With the open around the corner,[…]

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