CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

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Friday Night Lights. Coming Soon to a Park Near You.

Last year we had a HUGE turnout for basketball, beers, and music at Larkey Park! As the day’s start to get longer, allergies start to kick in, and the heat begins to turn up look for some Friday Night Lights on the courts! More details to come soon, so keep an[…]

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Golfers Elbow Fix

Within the past year or so I have noticed an increase in elbow pain, specifically medial epicondylitis (or Golfers Elbow as its more commonly known), within the Sweat Shop community. Golfers elbow is when your tendons on the inside of the elbow becomes inflamed and causes pain. This pain on the[…]

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Weekly WOD Insights 4/23

Monday Compare this workout to 1/11/18. The first portion of this AMRAP is all about the run. The power cleans should be light and something you are comfortable with cycling through. The second portion, or AMRAP, is where we will pull your score from. You’ll want to move quickly on the[…]

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Snatch-Back Friday!

A couple weeks ago I filtered a bunch of snatch videos out from the “Coaches Eye” archive section in my Photos app. I thought it would be fun to compare some recent ones with those I found when I just started doing CrossFit. I couldn’t help but laugh at all[…]

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Tips For More Sleep and Better Sleep

Rene recently made a post talking about blue light and how it can negatively impact sleep, and in turn, take a toll on our health. In general, we talk about sleep a lot because it is really important!! If we get the optimal amount, and quality of sleep, we can see a lot[…]

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Multitasking Fail

I typically draw inspiration from my life when sitting down to write the blog. This is one such blog post. Please, join me, on a walk down memory lane while I tell a tail of epic fail proportions. The other day, waking up feeling exceptionally full of vim and vigor, I woke[…]

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Weekly WOD Review 4/16/18

Monday For most this workout contains very short reps with relatively simple movements. My intent for this workout is to keep people moving from one movement to the other without taking too much time in between. Push ups are usually the limiting factor with most, or handstand push ups for adv[…]

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Community: The Real Fitness X-Factor

Let me start with a disclaimer.  This post isn’t just in support of the business model (CrossFit/group fintess) that I happen to operate.  This article, from Breaking Muscle, rings especially true to me lately as I’ve recently become much more motivated to train being a part of a “community”…. of[…]

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Understanding Intensity

The other day after a short burner met con I was talking with Aaron (pronounced A A Ron) about how effective some of the shorter workouts can be. We both agreed that you really do not need a ton of time to get in a very effective workout. If you[…]

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Feel the Rhythm

I did a post on circadian rhythms a few years back and was recently reminded of how’ in today’s world, we can easily throw our rhythm out of wack. On the hunt for better sleep, and increased energy, I started paying attention to when I was letting blue light in[…]

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