Month: August 2018

Weekly WOD Insights 8/27/18

I will apologize in advance if the formatting is off on this post. I cant seem to figure out how to format the post so it doesn’t smush everything together. Hope it doesn’t affect your reading too much! Monday  We haven’t done 4’s on the back squat in a long time on the back squat. […]

Quads and Hamstrings

If you’ve been at the Sweat Shop for awhile now, more likely than not you’ve heard one of your coaches mention the importance of keeping the chest up during any sort of squat. You may have also heard us use the phrase “keep your midline tight” in order to avoid any chest drop. Although that […]

Handstand Walking Progressions and Quality CrossFit Content

Recently you may have noticed we spent a good amount of time on working on developing the  handstand, specifically the handstand walk. Due to this concentrated effort a lot of people made a lot of improvement in their ability to handstand walk! Hopefully this success has inspired many of you to continue pursuing this skill! […]

CrossFit Games Layoffs Signals Big Changes to Come

For years, CrossFit founder Greg Glassman has been considered by many to be a crass individual.  And while most people who are just now becoming familiar with CrossFit know it primarily as what they see on television as the CrossFit Games, or perhaps what their boasting fitness enthusiast friends tell them about how grueling their […]

WOD Review 8/20/18

MONDAY Now that we’ve completed around 4-5 weeks of handstand walking skill practice, we are going to transition to muscle ups. Choose appropriate work give where you are at with muscle ups. As an FYI, the “Foundational” piece is not just for those who don’t have muscle ups. It can be done by all levels […]

Sweat Shop BBQ This Sunday!

Don’t forget our summer BBQ is this Sunday starting a 12:00pm at Heather Farms Park! Let’s have some fun in the sun before the fall comes into full swing and the kiddos are back in school. Kids, spouses, significant others, and whoever are welcome!  Sweat Shop will be providing the drinks and meat, we just […]

Growing Up

A year older, a little bit wiser (so I like to think), but never content with where I’m at. Always thinking about what kind of coach I want to be or athlete/recreational exerciser I want to perform as. Every day is different, things change, and I came across this post by a weightlifting coach I’ve been […]

💰Money Mobility Moves💰

As CrossFitters we need to have adequate mobility to perform the wide variety of movements that we encounter in our workouts. We need good shoulder, thoracic, hip, and ankle mobility to safely perform all the movements we are tasked with. Working on all of these areas would take quite some time, and we do not always […]

Weekly WOD Overview – 8/13/18

Monday A.) 2 Clean & Jerks on the minute for 12 minutes Rx’d folks start light and gradually add as you go.  ADV. folks (those of you that have been doing olympic lifts for over a year) start as close to 75% of your 1RM as possible, or if you aren’t sure of your 1 […]

Jacqueline and Monique Finish Top 10 in the World!

Big Congrats to Jacqueline and Monique, who we had representing the Shop this past week at the 2018 CrossFit Games! It was a tough and grueling set of events but, more so than past years, I think this year, including the Open and Qualifier workouts, was the best test of overall skill set at the […]