Year: 2018

The Sports Gene: Hardware and Software

I read this book a while ago and enjoyed it so much that I use it in one of the classes I teach at Saint Mary’s. If you are into sports, improving human performance, and want to dive into the factors that separate the best from the rest, this is a good one! I revisited a chapter […]

Active Recovery Workouts

I am sure by now many of you have heard the term “active recovery” get thrown around a lot. It can take on many different forms for people, but simply put, its an activity where you focus mostly on restorative movement that is executed at a much lower intensity than your regular workout. Whether thats in the […]

WOD Review 9/3/18

Monday Happy Labor Day everyone! Today’s focus will simply be on intensity. All the movements I’ve chosen for this workout today are relatively simple, so it’s up to you to determine how hard you want to go! Go ahead and grab a partner or 2 and see how many reps you guys can get all […]

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 […]