CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

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Weekly WOD Insights 8/19/19

MONDAY We are working from the hang today. Read this article from Catalyst Athletics on the differences and purposes of each of the HANG positions. We typically grease this portion during our warm-ups, but they are just as effective as stand alone sessions and think it’s a nice way to[…]

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Monday’s Featured Member

Name: Angela Petkovic Age: 39   How long have you been doing CrossFit? 2 years   What were you doing for exercise before CrossFit? Not much. I was the girl that would putz around the gym going between the treadmill and elliptical. I was too intimidated to go into the[…]

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Weekly WOD Review 8/12/19

Monday This will be the final week of DJ’s skill work progressions (week 6 of 6). Go ahead and pick an option that challenges you the most and see how far you’ve come. As for the WOD, this should be one of those 70-75% effort workouts. You definitely don’t want to[…]

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Member Appreciation Monday

Name: Roy Marquez Age: 45 Q. How long have you been doing CrossFit? A. I started April 2015, so 4 years and 3 months.    Q. What were you doing for exercise before CrossFit? A. I had a membership at 24HR fitness, but didn’t go consistently. I started road biking[…]

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Weekly WOD Review 7/29/19

MONDAY Beyond the single, 500m, 1k, 2k, time trials, I think a great indicator of fitness are these exact distances repeated in the same session. We do multiple within-workout rowing efforts so I think this specific baseline will test 1.) how powerful you are and 2.) how much stamina and[…]

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Weekly WOD Review 7/22/19

Monday This one is going to be a fun one! Today’s workout is essentially an interval-esque type workout. Personally, I love these type of workouts. For the most part, try and give as much effort as you can for each interval. 2:00 of rest is plenty of time to catch your breath[…]

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Monday’s Featured Member!

Name: Jeff Gilmore Age: Just shy of 31   How long have you been doing CrossFit? Started November 2014    What were you doing for exercise before CrossFit? All sorts of stuff. I played water polo for 7 years, volleyball off and on for about 6 years, did one triathlon,[…]

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Weekly WOD Review 7/8/19

MONDAY I’m shooting for a range of 90 seconds to 3 minutes to do wall balls depending on their skill level and running. This is a good opportunity for those of you who might have just got some pull-ups or muscle ups in your bag to give them a go[…]

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Weekly WOD Review 7/1/19

Monday Name of the game for today’s main workout will be focusing on constant movement. In this workout, the volume is relatively low making it possible for everyone to just keep moving. Try and jog right to the wall balls, transition quickly to the sit ups/hanging knee raises/toes to bar,[…]

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Weekly WOD Review 6/17/19

MONDAY For today’s first portion, the reps are small to allow for a quick rounds. The second portion will greatly be determined by your double under prowess. Choose a rep range that keeps the double unders or singles to under 45 seconds each attempt. The buy in should take roughly[…]

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