CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

May2018

Spring Fling

This past weekend I had the pleasure of competing with Britney at the Spring Fling competition in San Rafael (Marin County, about 45 minutes away) under the team name Gainz in Alderaan Places (Star Wars Pun).

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Moving Frequently

Exercise is important, I think we can all agree on that. Frequent movement is another ball game. If you’re like many a 9-5er, you know that that hour of CrossFit is essential to your physical and mental well being. But let’s take it a step further. Parlaying off of DJ’s[…]

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Weekly WOD Insight 5/21/18

Monday We’ll start off with our weekly olympic EMOM where our focus is on dialing in the technique of the Clean & Jerk, or if you choose, the Snatch.  If you’re still relatively new to either of these lifts, definitely stick with the two reps on the minute.  For those[…]

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2018: Continued Excellence

With the CrossFit Regionals kicking off this weekend and the Games invites official, I wanted to give a personal shout out and congrats to our ladies who will be representing the Sweat Shop on the big stage. As you all might know, Bri will be heading down next weekend to Del Mar for[…]

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Ditch the 10,000 steps. Bring on the 10 minute walks.

As many of you know I am an avid participant and advisor of the post meal 10 minute walk. I have written about it multiple times which you can find here and here, and I still swear by and participate in this practice! Amongst other benefits its a very easy way to increase your[…]

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Weekly WOD Review 5/14/18

Monday You guys will be pretty busy during your strength session today. As you’re working on your front squats, you’ll be getting some pulling and core skills in. Overall, you guys will have 25:00 minutes to compete your strength and accessories. It’s totally up to you how you want to[…]

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Mindfully Capable

Today I want to take a moment to talk about mindfulness. I’m sure there are a lot of “mindful” topics on this blog already, but for this specific one, I want to focus on being mindful of your capabilities. As all of you have seen, we program multiple levels for[…]

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Podcast Recommendation

I’m a huge fan of informational podcasts and I’ve recently been loving the Primal Blueprint podcast. I’ve referenced Mark Sisson, creator of the podcast and Primal Blueprint, on the blog before. I really enjoy his take on wellness in general and this podcast has a wide variety of topics pertaining to overall[…]

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Weekly WOD Insights 5/7/18

MONDAY Our EMOM formats are used in a couple ways. Sometimes the focus is more about volume/conditioning by going longer or maybe more reps with less rest (every minute), or other times it’s to be able to go heavier with attempting every 90 seconds or lowering the reps to a single. Today’s is[…]

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