CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

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How to Compete in the Open

With the CrossFit Open less than a month away, I’m starting to get excited to see what 2017 has in store for us! If you’ve never done the open before, this is a great way to compete at whatever level you’re at, and take part in the camaraderie of the[…]

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Preseason with CrossFit Walnut Creek

Big props to everyone that did the Open Preseason workout last week at the Sweat Shop!  Starting out with 60 bar facing burpees is never fun, but everyone paced it well and still had plenty in the tank once they got to the overhead squats.  CrossFit Walnut Creek not only[…]

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#FlashbackFriday

Here’s a little #FBF to some 2015 & 2016 comp highlights! Pumped to see what’s in store for 2017! 2015-2016 Team SS Highlights from CrossFit Sweat Shop on Vimeo.

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Whatever You Got

There are a lot of factors that play a role in how we feel coming to the gym. Work, kids, family, stress, lack of sleep, or the workout from the day before might have you feeling a little sluggish. It’s hard to feel 100% every single time you come into[…]

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Mastering the Fundamentals

After doing CrossFit for close to 10 years I’d be lying if I said I’ve never had extended periods where I’ve been unmotivated to train.  And while there are a lot of things that can contribute to a loss in motivation, as well as many things to get you out[…]

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Natural Remedies

I’ve always been into a more holistic approach when it comes to health. I’ve recently discovered Essential Oils, and have been enjoying their healing properties. As of late, I have been making my own essential oil capsules. Combined with turmeric (anti inflammatory) I incorporate clove, oregano, ginger and Myrrh in[…]

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2017 CrossFit Open & Sweat Shop Intramural Teams

The 2017 CrossFit Open is right around the corner!  While the first workout won’t be released until Feb. 23rd., registration is already open.  While it’s always a fun and exciting time of year at the Sweat Shop, this year I’m planning on making it even more fun.  We’ll take everyone[…]

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Outside The Box Feats

When is the last time you tested your fitness outside the Shop? We are always encouraging our members to get outside our “newly painted” walls from time to time and use the awesome strength and conditioning you’ve gained from your weekly CrossFit training. One recent thing that surprised me was[…]

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Breaking Through the Mental Wall

The mind is a powerful tool that can help us get through some tough times, or it can cause you to crumble. Those that are mentally strong learn how to control and handle their thoughts, while some may crumble when their mind begins to tell them to stop what they’re doing. To[…]

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“If you don’t use it……..”

You loose it. Simple, right? This post is dedicated to all who have recently…..or maybe in the distant past…gotten either muscle ups, pull-ups, or handstand pushups, and are going through a little skill hang-over and either forgot how to do them or are still stuck and can’t quite progress to do[…]

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