CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

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Biomechanics of Strength Training Seminar

Ok Sweat Shoppers, here is a great opportunity to work with someone extremely knowledgeable in human biomechanics.  Matt O’Neill, or as Bri likes to refer to him as, “Mobility Jesus”, is having a seminar at SPS in Oakland on Saturday Sept. 9th from 12:30-2pm for $30.   Jacqueline, Bri, Helen,[…]

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Rite Of Passage 2017!

The Rite of Passage is back in 2017 and REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!! Our good buddies over at SPS Gym in Oakland are hosting their second annual first-timers meet. Last year, we had several Sweat Shoppers, including myself, compete in our first ever olympic weightlifting competition. If you are are[…]

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Sweat Shop Shout Out

This one’s for you Art! Shout out to you buddy! As most of you know, Art suffered an achilles injury and just had surgery not too long ago. You may have seen JB’s Instagram post earlier this week of Art on his legit scooter, or you may have seen him[…]

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Mindful Movement

The simplest way to define CrossFit is: constantly varied functional movements performed at a high intensity. Functional movements can be simply defined as a movement pattern done in the gym that can be utilized in real life, such as a squat, which can help you learn how to properly pick[…]

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Moo-Less Mousse

What do you do when you have a drawer full of ripe avocados, a serious hankering for chocolate, and don’t want to leave the house? Moo-less Chocolate Mousse! That’s what! I made some of this tonight and it was AWESOME! I added peanut butter…because…why not? I got this recipe out[…]

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Harrison Maurus 192 Kilo Clean and Jerk

I got to watch a couple sessions of the Olympic Lifting Pan American Games last week and it was really amazing to see some of the best lifters in the world! My favorite were these darn youth lifters! Some that stuck out were Maddy Myers, a familiar CF girl who[…]

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Unbroken and Chill

Chris crushed the WED WOD! I want to give a shout out to all Sweat Shoppers this week! I got a chance to watch a good number of you smash the workouts! This week had some good tests of fitness. A noticeable observation I had was seeing many of you[…]

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CrossFit Team Series

And in just a little over a month, the CrossFit Team Series is back! I’ve participated the past 2 years and I can say that it was a blast each time!! It’s always fun working as a team, strategizing, and really coming together over the course of the competition to crush[…]

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Rip No More!

While coaching today I witnessed a few people tearing their hands from doing higher rep pull ups. I am sure many of us are not strangers to the concept of tearing a callous because we did a lot of reps on the pull up bar. Not only is it annoying[…]

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Baby Berkley

A big congratulations to members Jen and Rikus on their beautiful baby girl. Berkley Ann Pretorius made her debut on July 30th at 9:27am, weighing in at 6lbs 6oz. Big props to mama for working out during her entire pregnancy. I know it’s not always the most comfortable, especially at[…]

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