Author: James


Open 17.4 is a repeat of last year’s 16.4! For many, this was just getting some HSPU. For others it was getting TO the HSPU. Just as it was last year, it is about pacing early on the deads and breaking them up in small sets. You can manage a faster pace by doing them […]

17.3 Announcement and Tips

Open week 3 was announced yesterday and we finally get a barbell! This week is very technical and requires dominance in both the squat snatch and pull-ups in order to make it far. For those of you who know the first or second weight are going to be a challenge for you, don’t fret! Think […]

Intramural Week 1

Chris G smashed 17.1! Great job on 17.1 everyone! It was a close battle but at the end of it, Team “One Tribe” took week 1. It’s a long five weeks and with each new week is a new challenge that each of you can showcase your strengths. It’s been super fun to watch you […]

Next On-Ramp April 17th!

Our next On-Ramp start date is Monday, April 17th at 6:45pm! While we don’t require new members to complete our On-Ramp program, graduates from the program enjoy the added benefit of learning the fundamentals of CrossFit during our 4-week program in a structured class setting. For those interested in starting CrossFit, but prefer a slower start […]

CrossFit Open 17.1 + Kale Chips

The Open is here! Workout 17.1 is a doozy! Here are the workout details: For time: 10 dumbbell snatches 15 burpee box jump-overs 20 dumbbell snatches 15 burpee box jump-overs 30 dumbbell snatches 15 burpee box jump-overs 40 dumbbell snatches 15 burpee box jump-overs 50 dumbbell snatches 15 burpee box jump-overs Men use 50-lb. dumbbell […]

Beating Mental Blocks in Oly Lifts

I just came across this article at a perfect time as I’ve spoken to more than a handful of Sweat Shoppers about this recently; getting over the mental block on the lifts. The article is written by Greg Everett of Catalysts Athletics and I was surprised at a couple things, one being that he actually […]

OPEN To Make It What You Want

This picture is one of my all time Sweat Shop favorites! Old school Jin being Jin! This was during the FIRST CrossFit Open in 2011 when just a handful of us Sweat Shoppers drove down to CFO to do the workouts. The best part about this photo is that Nabil took another shot right behind […]

MEGATRON: Hip Distraction Series Got tight/nagging hip issues? We present to you the “Megatron hip distraction series”. In addition to tissue work, basic stretches, and warm-up, using banded joint distraction exercises are extra helpful in alleviating joint-related issues. Like our popular “3-way shoulder mobility drill” with the band, this video demonstrates 5 of our favorite hip distraction exercises […]

On-Ramp Welcome/Super Bowl Endurance

Congrats to our first-of-the-year On-Rampers who finished up our 4-week program. Josh, CJ, Ethan, Erika, and Bekah did an outstanding job and are more than pumped to join you all in class. Be sure to give them a warm welcome if you see them in class. Also, as many of you will be scarfing down […]

NorCal Masters Saturday and Sunday!

BOOM! The NorCal Masters is here! Come cheer on your BADASS masters Sweat Shoppers who will be competing at Craneway Pavillion in Richmond on Saturday and Sunday! The NorCal Masters is an annual two-day competition for Masters Athletes, with age divisions of 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60+ in both genders. We have 9 Sweat […]