CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

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CrossFit Etiquette

I came across this video and thought it was pretty funny and worth sharing. Thankfully you guys are pretty awesome when it comes to gym educate but every now and then we need a good reminder. Enjoy!

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Upcoming Events & Reminders

Saturday April 15th – Sweat Shop 5K 8:30am (Regular Class Schedule) Free and open to all Prize for: Top male and female 40+Male and 40+ Female Cydesdale (men 200+lbs.), Athena (women 150+lbs.) Easter Sunday April 16th – 9:30am Class Only This will still be a 90 minute class with multiple[…]

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Not CrossFit Related v2

The only thing CrossFit related about this post is Frink’s legit looking deadlift. Continue on if you’d like to read more! Stephen Curry, not familiar with him? Well if you’ve been living under a rock (just kidding) he is a superstar in the NBA. Two-time NBA MVP, 2015 NBA Champion, holder[…]

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Thank You!

Another year, another BIG thanks to my Sweat Shop family! As many of you know, I take a yearly trip to Peru or the Dominican Republic for a non-profit organization, Here For Kids International. We serve impoverished communities and at-risk children who have been rescued from abusive and neglectful environments.[…]

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Farewell Will & Kim

Last summer Will and Kim joined the Sweat Shop after moving to the area from Seattle.  Originally from Atlanta, I knew I was going to like them immediately!  Kim’s southern accent instantly reminded me of many of my friends I left behind when I moved here in 2004.  But now[…]

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Factors Limiting Aerobic Capacity

Intensity Muscle Endurance/Volume Strength Technique Pacing While these terms above are not new to the field of fitness and sports, much has been discussed on their importance in improving aerobic performance. My aim for this post is to highlight aerobic capacity and show how some factors, like the ones listed[…]

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Structured Warm Up

Having structure to your strength and/or endurance training is important for sustainable and long term improvements. However, it is equally important to have structure in your warm up. Warming up with a purpose is crucial to having an effective workout, whether it be for some running intervals, gymnastics, or weightlifting. Warming[…]

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And the winning team is….

While Oki Dokey’s Artichokes took Week 5, Kanye’s Krew, lead by Jacqueline as team captain took the overall win.  As with most things, consistency and participation played a big part in their team win.  Check out the full score card here.  With this being the first year that we did[…]

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17.5 Highlights

17.5 Highlights from CrossFit Sweat Shop on Vimeo. The 2017 Open has come to a close and we had some great times along the way! There is something about the Open atmosphere that elevates the level of intensity and camaraderie in the gym. I hope you enjoy this final highlight video to[…]

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Remembering Your “Why”

While the dust hasn’t even settled on the completion of the CrossFit Open, many of us are already thinking about what we could have done differently, and what we need to do to better prepare for next year.  Whether you’re happy or not about your performance in the Open, I[…]

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