Author: James

Sweat Shop Golf Outing/Weekend Reading

Today was a beautiful and fun day outside with the Sweat Shop crew at our annual golf outing! We took to Boundary Oaks Golf Course and while challenging, the team format kept it fun and interesting! While everyone played very well and had some amazing shots, the team that came out on top this year was Shane, Erik, […]

Regional Recap!

  Big congrats to Bri for closing out her 2017 CF season strong at the California Regionals last week in Del Mar! As you all may know, Bri qualified for the second year in a row to compete amongst the best in California; a huge accomplishment in itself! So many try and so few make […]

You versus You

In sports and CrossFit, whether you are a competitor or someone just looking to improve, the main focus should be on yourself, what you are doing, and how you are doing it. While this seems like an over-posted topic, it’s easy to get distracted on what other people are doing and obsessing about their scores, […]

Muscle Up Inspiration

This past month has been a nice little reboot to the legendary Sweat Shop Muscle Up Club! Not only do we have some amazing first time ring and bar muscle uppers, we have now upgraded to strict bar muscle ups! Way to keep steppin’ up the game Sweat Shoppers! The club is back open taking […]

BBQ tomorrow and Upcoming Competitions

Don’t forget we are having a Sweat Shop BBQ and sand volleyball tomorrow, Saturday May 6th at 12pm at Heather Farms Park! Nabil will be cooking up some the meat and will be bringing beers. If a couple folks want to bring a couple side dishes to add on, that will be a great help! All kids, […]

Master’s Qualifiers Complete!

Congrats to our masters who completed the second stage of qualifying for the CrossFit Games! At the conclusion of the Open, Helen, Mo, Jacqueline, Lisa, and Lones all finished in the top 200 worldwide and earned a chance to qualify for the CF Games through 4 workouts in the Master’s Qualifiers. The four workouts were announced […]

Variety Is The Spice Of Life

While we all have our daily rituals or routine, I think a big part of keeping a balanced and happy life is to have some variety! As you can see from the photo above, Rikus has mastered the art of a well-balanced and varied diet with a Soda ICE-E, two pizzas, a banana smoothie mix, […]

Thank You!

Another year, another BIG thanks to my Sweat Shop family! As many of you know, I take a yearly trip to Peru or the Dominican Republic for a non-profit organization, Here For Kids International. We serve impoverished communities and at-risk children who have been rescued from abusive and neglectful environments. We run sports camps and […]

Factors Limiting Aerobic Capacity

Intensity Muscle Endurance/Volume Strength Technique Pacing While these terms above are not new to the field of fitness and sports, much has been discussed on their importance in improving aerobic performance. My aim for this post is to highlight aerobic capacity and show how some factors, like the ones listed above, may have an effect […]


The final week is here! Congrats to all who have made it this far. The final Open workout like every year before has THRUSTERS! Muscle endurance and lungs highlight this workout. Since strength won’t be a big issue for most people, it will be about managing intensity throughout the 10 rounds. For those who are […]