Author: James

Weekly WOD Insights 8/19/19

MONDAY We are working from the hang today. Read this article from Catalyst Athletics on the differences and purposes of each of the HANG positions. We typically grease this portion during our warm-ups, but they are just as effective as stand alone sessions and think it’s a nice way to refine technique and awareness of […]

Weekly WOD Review 7/29/19

MONDAY Beyond the single, 500m, 1k, 2k, time trials, I think a great indicator of fitness are these exact distances repeated in the same session. We do multiple within-workout rowing efforts so I think this specific baseline will test 1.) how powerful you are and 2.) how much stamina and recovery you have after displaying […]

Weekly WOD Review 7/8/19

MONDAY I’m shooting for a range of 90 seconds to 3 minutes to do wall balls depending on their skill level and running. This is a good opportunity for those of you who might have just got some pull-ups or muscle ups in your bag to give them a go in a workout. I suggest that […]

Weekly WOD Review 6/17/19

MONDAY For today’s first portion, the reps are small to allow for a quick rounds. The second portion will greatly be determined by your double under prowess. Choose a rep range that keeps the double unders or singles to under 45 seconds each attempt. The buy in should take roughly 3:30-5 minutes so you’ll have […]

Weekly WOD Review 5/27/19

  MONDAY  Happy Memorial Day! Thanks to all that have served our country especially those who have have been lost. For those doing “Murph” solo for the first time, it’s key to break these reps up to minimize muscle fatigue and keeping intensity. Some ways we’ve done it in the past: Mile-20 rounds of Cindy […]

Weekly WOD Insights 5/6/19

MONDAY Great work to you all on your skill accessory EMOMs. I’ve noticed much more focus during the session and have seen quite a few of you move forward with the progressions. Keep it up. For the metcon, reps are short and sweet to keep moving throughout. The ground to overhead will probably be a […]

Weekly WOD Insights 4/15/19

MONDAY I’ve played around with this format a couple times with the group classes and some of my clients and thought it was a nice combo going from EMOM to AMRAP. Keeping a chill to moderate pace on the first piece will be key. The idea for the EMOM portion is to use the run […]

Weekly WOD Insights 3/25/19

MONDAY The intent on this workout is to have a light/moderate workload in the middle and finishing with some intensity in the cash outs. That being said, the workout effect will be different from the rxd/advanced version and the beef/bison version. The Rx’d/Adv version allows those of you who want to challenge yourself on the […]

Weekly WOD Insights 3/4/19

MONDAY If you don’t already know, after 7+ years at the Sweat Shop, Carolyn, (aka Gomer) is moving to San Jose. Gomes, it’s been great having such a loyal and positive member at the Sweat Shop like you. Thanks for always showing genuine appreciation and love to the coaches (even when we’ve pissed each other off) and […]

Weekly WOD Insights 2/11/19

  MONDAY As always, I’d like all folks to work with extra care and focus on the skill work today. Shoulder taps should be slow and controlled, handstand holds should be extra “tight” with full body tension upside down, and if you do the foot taps, maintain hollow. I think coupling with a hollow hold […]