CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

From the Blog

You versus You

In sports and CrossFit, whether you are a competitor or someone just looking to improve, the main focus should be on yourself, what you are doing, and how you are doing it. While this seems like an over-posted topic, it’s easy to get distracted on what other people are doing[…]

Read More »

Feedback

Over the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed the coaches using their phones to video an individual’s movement (clean, snatch, pull up, muscle up, etc…) and then providing feedback. Providing feedback in this matter is an excellent way to show and correct some movement faults. Sometimes, people are just[…]

Read More »

Row, Row, Row your boat….with good technique!

Since we have a time trial row coming up this Thursday, and we also frequently use the rower, this is a good opportunity to talk about efficiency on the rower. Now in comparison with other CrossFit movements rowing is often thought of as not the most technical of movements and is[…]

Read More »

Featured Athlete: Martha K.

Everyone has heard the saying “hard work pays off”, and Martha is a great example of not only hard work paying off, but consistency over a period of time paying off.  While she wasn’t able to do unassisted pullups for some time, these days you can find Martha linking together[…]

Read More »

Muscle Up Inspiration

This past month has been a nice little reboot to the legendary Sweat Shop Muscle Up Club! Not only do we have some amazing first time ring and bar muscle uppers, we have now upgraded to strict bar muscle ups! Way to keep steppin’ up the game Sweat Shoppers! The[…]

Read More »

Remember to Play

A little throwback Thursday post to the Sweat Shop BBQ this past weekend, and how much I enjoy playing sports outside! I played 3 games of Volleyball, 2 games of Badminton, and 1 game of Basketball. There were for sure some flashbacks to being a kid and having the energy[…]

Read More »

Lift Ratio Calculator

When we talk about being a good CrossFitter we talk about not being specialized   in one area, such as not being to biased to bodyweight or strength movements. When we get a bit more nit picky we want to not be too biased towards one movement within a particular domain.[…]

Read More »

Do You!

Ok, quick disclaimer, this post pertains mostly to ladies, but stick around, I’m hoping you guys will get something out of this as well. So lets go back a few years…decades to my youth, I am Portuguese, and us Portuguese folk love to eat. (Some of you who have witnessed[…]

Read More »

Sweat Shop BBQ

  Big thanks to everyone that came out this weekend to the BBQ at Heather Farm.  Volleyball, badminton and spikeball, where all played in moderation, yet several of us where surprisingly sore the next day.  Perhaps less clean & jerks and more sport specific training in our programming?  We’ll see! […]

Read More »

BBQ tomorrow and Upcoming Competitions

Don’t forget we are having a Sweat Shop BBQ and sand volleyball tomorrow, Saturday May 6th at 12pm at Heather Farms Park! Nabil will be cooking up some the meat and will be bringing beers. If a couple folks want to bring a couple side dishes to add on, that[…]

Read More »