CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

General

Unbroken and Chill

Chris crushed the WED WOD! I want to give a shout out to all Sweat Shoppers this week! I got a chance to watch a good number of you smash the workouts! This week had some good tests of fitness. A noticeable observation I had was seeing many of you[…]

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CrossFit Team Series

And in just a little over a month, the CrossFit Team Series is back! I’ve participated the past 2 years and I can say that it was a blast each time!! It’s always fun working as a team, strategizing, and really coming together over the course of the competition to crush[…]

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Rip No More!

While coaching today I witnessed a few people tearing their hands from doing higher rep pull ups. I am sure many of us are not strangers to the concept of tearing a callous because we did a lot of reps on the pull up bar. Not only is it annoying[…]

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Baby Berkley

A big congratulations to members Jen and Rikus on their beautiful baby girl. Berkley Ann Pretorius made her debut on July 30th at 9:27am, weighing in at 6lbs 6oz. Big props to mama for working out during her entire pregnancy. I know it’s not always the most comfortable, especially at[…]

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2017 Games Recap

As you all know Jacqueline finished up her 2017 season this past week in Madison at the CF Games! I wanted to give a recap as I know many of you who were cheering from home couldn’t see or hear about the action. When she’s back from her much deserved[…]

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Is Chalk REALLY the Answer???

You have 15 pull ups left in your workout and you do a set of 10…5 pull ups left. Are you one of those people who takes a TREK to the nearest chalk bucket, or are you the one who doesn’t think twice and goes right back to it? 2[…]

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MCT oil

I’ve been using MCT oil and grass fed butter in my coffee the last few weeks. I had done bulletproof coffee in the past with coconut oil and butter but have been using heavy whipping cream as of late. I decided to switch back to bulletproof coffee but this time use MCT oil.[…]

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The New CrossFit Games

Look for a complete recap of Jacqueline’s weekend later this week from JB.  I on the other hand want to give my insight from what I experienced at the CrossFit Games with it being my first time I’ve been since 2013. Compared to Los Angeles, Madison was a cool little[…]

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Follow The Games This Weekend!

The 2017 CrossFit Games got underway this week and our very own Masters Athlete, Jacqueline started her 3rd quest and last year in the 50-54 age division! If you haven’t followed the action, know that you can get regular updates on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Nabil and Helen have[…]

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Every Minute on the Minute

Oh the ever familiar EMOM format! Chances are a majority of you have seen this format in one way or another, we use it a lot when we program some strength workouts. For example… 14:00 EMOM 2 Squat Cleans or Squat Snatches 14:00 Alt EMOM 5 Deadlifts 10 Push Ups 8:00 Alt[…]

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