CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

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Right of Passage/The Forgotten Art Of Squatting

Good luck to Helen who will be competing in the 2nd annual Rite of Passage weightlifting meet this weekend in Oakland! For the past several months, Helen has been working consistently on improving her Olympic lifts and it has shown a ton in training. I’ve witnessed big improvements in her snatch and[…]

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Warming Up for Weightlifting

DJ had a great post yesterday about warming up for a good workout, today I want to dive a little bit more in taking extra time and putting in a little more effort into those barbell drills and lighter weights before hitting those EMOMs. In this case, I’m talking about[…]

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A Proper Warm-Up For A Better Workout

Its that time of year again. The leaves are changing colors, pumpkin spice fills the air, and people are busting out their favorite cold weather wear. Whether you like it or not, summer is gone and we are now entering the cold (relatively) days of fall and winter. As it gets[…]

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Sweat Shop Spartan Race

This past weekend there were five of us Sweat Shoppers competing in the Sacramento Spartan Race.  This was an 8-9 mile run with 20+ obstacles along the way.  For four of us, including myself, this was our first Spartan Race. While the run wasn’t too bad for me, I was surprised[…]

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Weekly WOD’s Overview 11/13

Monday This is a repeat workout from February of this year.  We’ve done several of these 3 part couplets lately and what I like about them is that you can get a good 20 minute workout in, without overdoing the same movements.  For the Squat Clean Thruster, since it’s only[…]

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Tension In The Muscle Up

I have been following the CrossFit Gymnastics social media pages the past couple months and have picked up some really useful tools on the Ring and Bar muscle ups. One I’ve used a lot for members lately has been their series of “tension” drills. A handful of you have seen me working[…]

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Extra Credit Homework

  The Sweat Shop Swag Board has been around for a few months now, and I’m always super pumped to see you guys put in some extra work outside of class! Those of you that have been consistently working on extra credit stuff, keep it up! If you haven’t gotten[…]

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WARNING! Not CrossFit (not directly at least)

As said in the title this is not CrossFit related, so if you are only here for CrossFit content, I am sad to say this article may not aid you in your everlasting pursuit of functional fitness. I don’t intend to answer any questions specifically with this piece it was[…]

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Featured Athlete: Meghan G.

Meghan is an excellent example of how hard work and consistency pays off!  While she has been training at the Sweat Shop for a couple of years, there was quite a bit of time when she was only able to make it in one time each week.  Nonetheless, she still[…]

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Weekly WOD Preview

Monday The Power Clean weight should be something light that you can move through quickly and efficiently. Pacing the runs early on will help with avoiding the redline later in the WOD. On Bar Facing Burpees be sure to breath and move through them consistently. ADV has the choice of power[…]

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