CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

General

What is the OPEN?

  For those of you have never competed in the CrossFit Open, you may be left with a few questions. The CrossFit open was originally designed as the first step in establishing the “Fittest on Earth” at the CrossFit Games. While the Open is still the first step in determining[…]

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Weekly WOD Review 2/19/18

Monday Today’s focus will be on Clean & Jerks. I like the 1:30 format as it allows enough time for the coaches to give some pointers to each of you in class AND allow for adequate rest in between sets. If something is feeling “off” I highly recommend taking it[…]

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CrossFit Open – Schedule & Logistics

Here is the important stuff you need to know about the CrossFit Open: If you’re planning on doing it, go ahead an sign up now so you can be included in our in house intramural teams and the draft that we’ll be having in the coming days The workouts are[…]

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The 2018 CrossFit Open is Upon Us

The 2018 CrossFit Open is exactly one week from today! Not sure what the Open is? The CrossFit Open is simply a 5 week competition that involves the entire world! Cool! There are many different divisions to choose from so that all ability levels may compete. For more information, feel free to check[…]

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To Hook Grip or not to Hook Grip?

When it comes to the Olympic Weightlifting movements (the Snatch and Clean & Jerk) the grip you utilize can seriously affect the amount of weight you are able to lift. For the Snatch and Clean and Jerk most people start of with the normal overhand grip (refer below). As lifters[…]

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Cell Phone Ergonomics

When I took the Mobility and Movement certification a few years ago, I remember Kelly Starett being a total stickler for how we held our cell phones. He would come around and phyically adjust you if he found you to be in a less than optimal ergonomic position. DJ so[…]

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Weekly WOD Overview

MONDAY Compare similar to: 1/28/14, 1/12/15, 11/8/16 Long grinder here. I made a slight modification in reps and weight for rx’d and adv this time to allow for more rounds and reps along with less standing around time. If you did advanced last time with ascending weights each round and[…]

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Welcome Baby Jenson!

Congrats to Sweat Shoppers Martha and Allen who welcomed their beautiful baby boy, Jenson Kimber Lee, into this world! Jenson was born January 28th and a healthy 8lb 11oz. Mom and Dad are doing well embracing the first couple weeks of parenthood. We can’t wait to meet him and are[…]

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Change of Focus for Sustainability

JB and Rene both recently wrote great posts about mindful practices that can help you get the most out of your training. JB suggested utilizing self-ratings as a way of seeing if you are able to get the desired intensity out of your workouts. Rene wrote about using SMART goals when it comes to honing on[…]

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Weekly WOD Insights 2/5/18

With mother nature dealing us some dry and unseasonably warm temperatures, we have more running than normal programmed for this time of year.  As always though, if you’d rather bike, row or ski, that’s always a perfectly good substitute! Skill Work We’ve allocated about 10 minutes before the workouts on[…]

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