CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

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Olympic Weightlifting – Strength

Looking to improve your Clean & Jerk and Snatch? Check out this article! Although practicing the clean & jerk and snatch themselves are great ways to improve the lifts, there or other exercises that can help reach your long term goal and avoid any plateaus that you may have run into.[…]

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Butterfly Pullups Explained

With the open rapidly approaching, I know some of you are wanting to become more efficient with your pull-ups. Butterfly pull-ups are much faster than kipping, but, without proper technique, can fatigue you…fast! When I was learning butterfly pull-ups, I scoured the internet for tutorial videos and came across this one[…]

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Beating Mental Blocks in Oly Lifts

I just came across this article at a perfect time as I’ve spoken to more than a handful of Sweat Shoppers about this recently; getting over the mental block on the lifts. The article is written by Greg Everett of Catalysts Athletics and I was surprised at a couple things,[…]

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Rowing Tips & Tricks

For those of you who are participating in the open, or who just want some helpful tips and tricks for rowing. I found this video that does a great job breaking down the segments of rowing. I am definitely guilty of non-efficient rowing, as some of you may have seen, so[…]

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Doing What You Love

Kyle and I taking some time off to hit the slopes In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to do a post on making time for doing the things you love. Getting up to Tahoe isn’t as easy as it was when it was just Kyle and I, but[…]

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OPEN To Make It What You Want

This picture is one of my all time Sweat Shop favorites! Old school Jin being Jin! This was during the FIRST CrossFit Open in 2011 when just a handful of us Sweat Shoppers drove down to CFO to do the workouts. The best part about this photo is that Nabil[…]

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Dumbbell 101

Dumbbells in the open?! Yes, for the first time ever dumbbells have been announced to be included in this year’s open! Or Castro could be messing with all of us…either way! Here are some workouts you can run through on your own or with some equally “excited” friends of yours. First[…]

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MEGATRON: Hip Distraction Series

Got tight/nagging hip issues? We present to you the “Megatron hip distraction series”. In addition to tissue work, basic stretches, and warm-up, using banded joint distraction exercises are extra helpful in alleviating joint-related issues. Like our popular “3-way shoulder mobility drill” with the band, this video demonstrates 5 of our[…]

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The Role Of Split Lifts In Improving Athleticism

I came cross this article on Breaking Muscle written by coach Bob Takano. I really liked what he said about determining your stance, so often I see athletes that are unsure of what their width should be, this is a great way determine how far out you should be splitting.[…]

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On-Ramp Welcome/Super Bowl Endurance

Congrats to our first-of-the-year On-Rampers who finished up our 4-week program. Josh, CJ, Ethan, Erika, and Bekah did an outstanding job and are more than pumped to join you all in class. Be sure to give them a warm welcome if you see them in class. Also, as many of[…]

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