CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

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Anti-What? Anti-Rotation!

Planks Hollow Holds Dead Bugs Sound familiar? The 3 exercises mentioned are great for improving core strength, thus the reason why we incorporate them in our weekly programming. Take a look at these exercises now… Suitcase Deadlifts Single Leg Dumbbell RDLs Pallof Press Some of these may not look so[…]

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Weekly WOD Insights 3/26

Monday We’re going to get some position work in today with snatches from the hang. For the hang, we first deadlift the weight up, establish full hip extension, and then take our lift anywhere from the hip crease to the knee. Check out this video for a demo of a[…]

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Kinetic Chain Deadlifts

By now many of us have have attacked 18.4 and as per usual the Open has exposed a weakness we should aim to improve: heavy deadlifting. For many many of us, the deadlift was our first exposure to a lower body compound movement. When you think about it, its such a simple[…]

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3/29/18 WOD Review (brought to you by icy hot)

Monday With weightlifting, it’s really important to understand and feel the movements. When a coach gives you an adjustment, try and really be aware of how it felt before and after the adjustment. A good goal is to try and make every rep feel the same! Hard to achieve, but it’s[…]

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Farewell Ryan!

  Next week Ryan will be leaving Walnut Creek, and California for Omaha Nebraska!  I feel fortunate to have gotten to know Ryan and it’s been really fun having him at the Sweat Shop for the past year.  I also feel fortunate that Ryan trained at the Sweat Shop for[…]

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Conditioning your Skills

As some of you start to add more skills (muscle ups, pull ups, chest to bar pull ups, handstand push ups, rope climbs, etc…) to your bag of tricks, the next step would be to use them in workouts! One thing that I try to remind folks is that just[…]

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Got Stability?

The past couple of weeks we have had some exciting moments in the Open. We have seen people smash Clean PRs AFTER performing 55 dumbbell squats and bar facing burpees! Some have even got revenge on the much dreaded double unders that have given them so much trouble. We have[…]

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Weekly WOD Insights 3/12/18

Lot’s of first time muscle upper/handstand pushup/walkers lately. Or damn near close calls. Keep up the great work on the part A skill work! MONDAY Bring on the RAIN! Sweat Shop Tahoe trip soon? Enjoy the outside and ultra-violet vitamins while we have it on this one! The movements inside[…]

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18.3 Warm-Up and Tips

18.3 is a nice little test of double under prowess and gymnastics skills! Nabil posted a nice active warm-up and tips to think about after he did the workout yesterday. Check them out below! Good luck to everyone this weekend! 18.3 Warmup -Flat 400m course job -Pigeon and Couch Stretches[…]

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