CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

General

Sprinkle in the Volume

Over the past couple of months something that I think has been a great addition to the gym is the Sweaty Swag Board (Thanks Nabil!). Every time I look at it there is something new added. Whether its extra credit burpees, a PR, or someone writing a personal goal, that thing[…]

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Functional Training

I always get a kick out of this guy! Get your functional training on people! Bench press and bicep curls all DAY! Check it out…you’re in for a good laugh.

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Floating Now Available in Walnut Creek

Last Friday I finally got to experience something I have wanted to try for a couple of years now.  Floating is something that has been around since the 70’s, but in the past few years is regaining popularity due in part to some big name celebrities, such as Steph Curry,[…]

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Leg Drive

Ever since I prepped for my first olympic weightlifting meet last November, I’ve fine- tuned a lot missing parts in my lifts and have got more comfortable knowing how certain parts of the lift should feel. I’ve made big improvements in my numbers over the last year, thanks in big part to[…]

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Friday Night Lights

Over the past few weeks, sweat shoppers have been gathering at Larkey Park to get some “Friday Night Lights: Basketball Edition” in. Shout out to Taneya and Al who have been getting a solid squad together over the past few weeks! Each time I’ve gone out there, they’ve managed to get[…]

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Welcome Baby Lachlan!

Congrats to Jason and Stephanie who welcomed little baby boy into this world yesterday! Lachlan Charles Toovey was born at 9:01, July 13th, weighing in at a healthy 7lbs 13 oz and 21 inches tall! We can’t wait to meet and play with little Lachlan! He is lucky to have[…]

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Skiing in the Alps

Although our new ski erg won’t really get you ready to hit the slopes, it’s a great new modality of exercise that you can incorporate into your workouts at the Sweat Shop. First off, Chris Grames just posted a nice little piece on ski erg technique on the Sweat Shop Members[…]

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Fear Facing

I’ve learned a lot about celebrating little successes through watching my daughter Camille. She is naturally a cautious child, so I don’t worry much about her being reckless. I enjoy watching her from a safe distance while she figures out she can accomplish small feats. Today we are in Tahoe,[…]

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CrossFit Variety

Ski season is over, but that just means a shift in activities.  One of the main things that initially drew me to CrossFit was the variety.  Not only variety in exercises day-to-day, but also many exercises that I hadn’t previously done before.  Over the years however, it seems my training[…]

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