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Weekly WOD Review 7/22/19

Monday This one is going to be a fun one! Today’s workout is essentially an interval-esque type workout. Personally, I love these type of workouts. For the most part, try and give as much effort as you can for each interval. 2:00 of rest is plenty of time to catch your breath[…]

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Monday’s Featured Member!

Name: Jeff Gilmore Age: Just shy of 31   How long have you been doing CrossFit? Started November 2014    What were you doing for exercise before CrossFit? All sorts of stuff. I played water polo for 7 years, volleyball off and on for about 6 years, did one triathlon,[…]

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Weekly WOD insights 7/15/19

Monday  For the Squats you will be ascending. If you do find a very challenging weight, don’t force yourself to go up if it means you’ll fail the set. Stick with that weight or go back down to ensure you make all your sets! For the finisher the goal is[…]

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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[…]

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America the Great

In 10+ years of Sweat Shop blog posts I’ve never done a post on politics.  If you’d rather not hear my opinion on a non-fitness related topic, that’s cool, my feelings won’t be hurt.  The inspiration from this post came from the gratitude I felt today when I contemplated what[…]

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Weekly WOD Review 7/1/19

Monday Name of the game for today’s main workout will be focusing on constant movement. In this workout, the volume is relatively low making it possible for everyone to just keep moving. Try and jog right to the wall balls, transition quickly to the sit ups/hanging knee raises/toes to bar,[…]

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Weekly WOD insight 6/24/19

Monday  The deadlift weight should be something that is pretty light for you. You should ideally be going unbroken on your deadlifts or at least very close to it. This one should be a quick burner!   A1.) Back Squat  4-4-4-4-4 *ascending*   A2.) Single arm Dumbbell Row  3x 10 ea side[…]

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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[…]

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Weekly WOD Review 6/10/19

Monday The focus of this workout is to maintain constant movement throughout the entire time domain. Pick a weight for the shoulder to overheads that you can confidently complete unbroken every time you approach the barbell. Try using the hanging knee raises/sit ups/toes to bar and box jump overs to catch your[…]

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Weekly WOD insights 6/3/19

Monday  Everyone will be doing two reps on the Emom today. I want to make sure everyone is getting enough volume on the olympic lifts. I believe thats the best way to make improvement on them. For the finisher, select a weight you would be confident in going unbroken on[…]

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