CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

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CrossFit Open Intramural Team Update

First things first.  Joel’s Dream Team is now Pain Cave Explorers. Next, I did some preliminary scoring, saw how the teams were ranking up (they were already pretty close) then placed the remaining few free agents on the teams in order of highest ranking free agent, on lowest ranking team,[…]

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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[…]

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Olympic Weightlifting – Strength

Looking to improve your Clean & Jerk and Snatch? Check out this article! Although practicing the clean & jerk and snatch themselves are great ways to improve the lifts, there or other exercises that can help reach your long term goal and avoid any plateaus that you may have run into.[…]

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Butterfly Pullups Explained

With the open rapidly approaching, I know some of you are wanting to become more efficient with your pull-ups. Butterfly pull-ups are much faster than kipping, but, without proper technique, can fatigue you…fast! When I was learning butterfly pull-ups, I scoured the internet for tutorial videos and came across this one[…]

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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,[…]

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Rowing Tips & Tricks

For those of you who are participating in the open, or who just want some helpful tips and tricks for rowing. I found this video that does a great job breaking down the segments of rowing. I am definitely guilty of non-efficient rowing, as some of you may have seen, so[…]

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Congratulations Andrew & Ashley!

Congratulations to Andrew & Ashley, who were recently married in Tamarindo, Costa Rica!  Be sure congratulate Andrew next time you see him in the gym, he’s easy to spot, with the gloomy weather we’ve been having in the Bay recently, he’s the only one at the Sweat Shop that is[…]

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Doing What You Love

Kyle and I taking some time off to hit the slopes In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to do a post on making time for doing the things you love. Getting up to Tahoe isn’t as easy as it was when it was just Kyle and I, but[…]

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