Year: 2018

Movement Refocused: Hip Mobility Stretches

Our programming has evolved greatly over the years at the Sweat Shop. While there are many facets of this evolution, such as the selection of movements, scheduled strength days, training formats, skill sessions, etc, the core focus that we as coaches want all members to take home is improving on the quality of the movements. […]

Its all about the (meal) prep

Since about early May I have switched over to the Vertical Diet, which if you have some time, and want to learn a lot more about the diet, go ahead and out this video (watch out its a long one!). A more condensed definition would that its a, “performance-based nutritional framework that starts with a solid […]

Get a Grip!

                              If you are happy with your bar muscle ups or toes to bar, this post isn’t for you.  For everyone else, take note!  Those that have been to one of my classes in the last month or two have likely […]

WOD Review 11/26/18

Monday The concept for this workout is to move quickly and to challenge you guys to really dial in your technique for the 3 clean & jerks. The goal is to pick a weight that you can clean & jerk as technically sound as possible under fatigue and not just “smash” through it. As a reference, […]

Weekly WOD insights 11/19/18

Monday I liked some of thew newer drills that Nabil implemented in the other week. I think a lot of you have been getting much stronger at pulling movements and some of these new drills are a good way to start to develop the necessary technique. For the finisher, you want to be going unbroken […]

Little Choices for Big Outcomes

I came across this post a couple of days ago and wanted to share it with you guys! It’s a friendly reminder that progress takes time and is an accumulation of the decisions you make. Often times, people want to see results in a matter of days or weeks but that’s simply not the case. […]

Weekly WOD Insights 11/12/18

Happy week before Thanksgiving! While I know the smokey air has put a damper on our workouts the last couple days, I’ve made some indoor options ready for you if the air quality stays in the unhealthy range. There are several row, bike, ski options in the workouts this week. Have fun and be safe […]

Bring Back Planking

You heard it here first everybody, I want to bring back the trendy, but outrageous practice of laying flat on random objects. Take to your social media accounts and start posting pictures of you planking in the most random places. Lets work together and bring back this hilarious trend!….Okay I hope you all made it […]

Go Ahead. Challenge Yourself!

Someone told me that it’s good to challenge yourself. So I did. It’s no secret by now, but I’ve been on a golfing binge over the past few months. Still pretty awful, but I love getting out there and trying to improve my new craft. It’s been great! Instead of coming into the gym to […]

Weekly WOD Overview 11/5/18

    Monday With the time change on Sunday it’s going to be getting dark really early now.  We’ll have head lamps at the gym for anyone in the later classes that still want to get out and enjoy a run in the mild evening temperatures.  I’ve also added some longer row and bike distances […]