CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

General

More Than A Place To Workout

I am overwhelmed by the generosity, support and camaraderie this community has shown this past week. Within a few days, the office was filled to the brim with donations for those effected by the Napa / Santa Rosa fires. It’s times like these that I am truly thankful we are part of[…]

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“Breaking2” Documentary

  Big thanks to Rikus and Brandon who led me to this awesome documentary! If you’re into the nerdy science of athletic performance like me or just admire amazing athletic feats, be sure to watch this one! You always hear us referring to terms like aerobic capacity and building your[…]

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Accessory Time (not just for bicep curls)

I wanted to take some time this afternoon to talk about the importance of accessory work. If you haven’t yet, you may want to think about adding some accessory exercises to your normal workout routine! Accessory exercises are ones that we perform other than the main barbell lifts such as[…]

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Did someone say Booty Burn?

As coaches we are always trying to find resources and ways to educate you guys and girls on anything we feel is relevant to leading a better life. Whether its CrossFit specific, nutrition, or just general lifestyle, if we feel its relevant, we share it! Something I came across recently[…]

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The Best Part About CrossFit

  Why do we Love CrossFit? As many of you know I celebrated my 23rd birthday yesterday. I truly appreciated the kind words from many of you via in person, on Facebook, or through text message. It really means a lot to me! It reminded me to really appreciate where[…]

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CrossFit Sweat Shop Social

Hey Sweat Shoppers! Come our Friday evening for some friendly ping pong and beer. Try your hand at beating Nabil and DJ! Beers and ping pong will commence following the 4:30 class. Feel free to bring a friend, all are welcome!!

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10/2/17 – 10/8/17 WOD Review

  Monday 500m Row test! A couple of weeks ago we tested our 1000m row, so I wanted to build off of that and see where our 500m rows were at. For Part C, I wanted to give options for people who feel like they didn’t get enough “cardio” in Part[…]

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Featured Athlete: Livi Y.

If you come to the Sweat Shop in the afternoon, you’ve no doubt worked out with Livi.  One would think that she has the perfect job with zero stress, because every time she comes into the gym she greets us with a warm smile and a super positive attitude!  You[…]

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Tempo Squats

It’s no secret that we incorporate either back or front squats for strength every week. Whether the rep scheme calls for 7’s, 5’s, across, or ascending sets we all agree that these are a foundation in our programming. For this post, I wanted to add another dimension to your squatting[…]

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10 Minute Walk

Some people view me as an old soul. My nickname from some of my best friends is “Dad” because I have some habits that are…lets just say dad like. Between making terrible puns on a regular basis and and driving the ever economical and financially friendly 2016 hyundai sonata, I[…]

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