CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

April2018

Weekly WOD Insights 4/23

Monday Compare this workout to 1/11/18. The first portion of this AMRAP is all about the run. The power cleans should be light and something you are comfortable with cycling through. The second portion, or AMRAP, is where we will pull your score from. You’ll want to move quickly on the[…]

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Snatch-Back Friday!

A couple weeks ago I filtered a bunch of snatch videos out from the “Coaches Eye” archive section in my Photos app. I thought it would be fun to compare some recent ones with those I found when I just started doing CrossFit. I couldn’t help but laugh at all[…]

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Tips For More Sleep and Better Sleep

Rene recently made a post talking about blue light and how it can negatively impact sleep, and in turn, take a toll on our health. In general, we talk about sleep a lot because it is really important!! If we get the optimal amount, and quality of sleep, we can see a lot[…]

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CrossFit Age Group Qualifiers Start This Week

Good luck to our Age Group Qualifiers, Mo, Jacqueline and Braydan, who will be taking on 3-5 workouts from Thursday to Monday as they compete for a spot in the 2018 CrossFit Games!  They’ve worked hard all year and this is the final qualifying step before the CrossFit Games!  

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Multitasking Fail

I typically draw inspiration from my life when sitting down to write the blog. This is one such blog post. Please, join me, on a walk down memory lane while I tell a tail of epic fail proportions. The other day, waking up feeling exceptionally full of vim and vigor, I woke[…]

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Weekly WOD Review 4/16/18

Monday For most this workout contains very short reps with relatively simple movements. My intent for this workout is to keep people moving from one movement to the other without taking too much time in between. Push ups are usually the limiting factor with most, or handstand push ups for adv[…]

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Community: The Real Fitness X-Factor

Let me start with a disclaimer.  This post isn’t just in support of the business model (CrossFit/group fintess) that I happen to operate.  This article, from Breaking Muscle, rings especially true to me lately as I’ve recently become much more motivated to train being a part of a “community”…. of[…]

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Understanding Intensity

The other day after a short burner met con I was talking with Aaron (pronounced A A Ron) about how effective some of the shorter workouts can be. We both agreed that you really do not need a ton of time to get in a very effective workout. If you[…]

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Feel the Rhythm

I did a post on circadian rhythms a few years back and was recently reminded of how’ in today’s world, we can easily throw our rhythm out of wack. On the hunt for better sleep, and increased energy, I started paying attention to when I was letting blue light in[…]

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Weekly WOD Insights 4/9/18

MONDAY We’ve followed this EMOM format for some time now. It’s a great way to gradually warm-up, keep you focused and on task during the session, and it forces you to make quick adjustments. That being said, some of you who are just starting out with the fundamental or have a few[…]

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