CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

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Don’t Just Fix It and Forget It – Trends in Cues

“keep your chest up on those wall balls!”  is something I cued a Sweat Shop member on a week ago.  Or “keep the outside of your foot driving through the ground” was a cue I gave a different member just yesterday on the air squat.  Which got me thinking, while[…]

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Rite of Passage 2018

Our good friends over at Speed Power Strength in Oakland are gearing up for their annual Rite of Passage Weightlifting competition November 17-18. What’s great about this specific competition is that it’s geared for those who have NEVER lifted in a sanctioned USAW event. Although it’s still about 2 months out, committing now would give you plenty[…]

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Weekly WOD Insight 9/17/18

Were falling into Fall. My favorite season. Pumpkin spice on everything. Let’s take advantage of these last couple weeks of amazingly mild weather. I hope you can join me for the BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike) option on Sunday! MONDAY Same story as the last couple weeks with our Oly[…]

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Peak Power Rowing/Bri @ Granite Games!

Congrats to Bri who competed amongst the top dogs in CrossFit @ the 2018 Granite Games in Minnesota last weekend! For this competition, qualifying was a 2-week, worldwide online qualifier which took the top 35 for the pro division. The top 35 traveled to Minnesota to throw down in a[…]

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CrossFit Team Series and Dubai CrossFit Championship

Coming up in just under a week, the CrossFit Team Series will be commencing! Every year the Sweat Shop has had a few groups come together and test their fitness with the workouts. I always find it as a good time to grab your workout buddy and see how you guys[…]

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The Sport of Fitness or Functional Fitness?

Recently I was sent an an E-mail via one of the regular electronic newsletters I receive. The topic was the recent change in the CrossFit Games structure and how it may potentially affect CrossFit gyms worldwide. Essentially CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman wants to usher in a new focus on health and sustainability, as[…]

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The Sports Gene: Hardware and Software

I read this book a while ago and enjoyed it so much that I use it in one of the classes I teach at Saint Mary’s. If you are into sports, improving human performance, and want to dive into the factors that separate the best from the rest, this is a[…]

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WOD Review 9/3/18

Monday Happy Labor Day everyone! Today’s focus will simply be on intensity. All the movements I’ve chosen for this workout today are relatively simple, so it’s up to you to determine how hard you want to go! Go ahead and grab a partner or 2 and see how many reps[…]

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Weekly WOD Insights 8/27/18

I will apologize in advance if the formatting is off on this post. I cant seem to figure out how to format the post so it doesn’t smush everything together. Hope it doesn’t affect your reading too much! Monday  We haven’t done 4’s on the back squat in a long[…]

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Quads and Hamstrings

If you’ve been at the Sweat Shop for awhile now, more likely than not you’ve heard one of your coaches mention the importance of keeping the chest up during any sort of squat. You may have also heard us use the phrase “keep your midline tight” in order to avoid[…]

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