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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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Preseason Wrap Up

Big props to Chris and Danielle who were our only Sweat Shoppers to complete all 5 of the CrossFit Open Preseason workouts we did in conjunction with CrossFit Walnut Creek.  For their hard work they’ll each receive a $15 Hiroshi’s gift certificate and a Sweat Shop t-shirt.  Next up is[…]

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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[…]

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Dumbbell 101

Dumbbells in the open?! Yes, for the first time ever dumbbells have been announced to be included in this year’s open! Or Castro could be messing with all of us…either way! Here are some workouts you can run through on your own or with some equally “excited” friends of yours. First[…]

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