CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

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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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17.5

The final week is here! Congrats to all who have made it this far. The final Open workout like every year before has THRUSTERS! Muscle endurance and lungs highlight this workout. Since strength won’t be a big issue for most people, it will be about managing intensity throughout the 10[…]

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Slowing Down for a Second

Meditation, something I’ve picked up over the past few months and have been consistently committed to incorporating it into my daily schedule. As much as possible I’ll wake up and usually the first thing I’ll do is sit for mediation before getting ready for the day. Between coaching classes, working[…]

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17.4 Highlight Video

17.4 was 16.4. It was the much anticipated repeat workout in this years open. While it didn’t match the technicality of 17.3 or the engine requirements of 17.1, it presented a new array of challenges that I think the Sweat Shoppers rose to the occasion for. For people who performed[…]

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