CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

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Flash Back Friday: Tug of War

There have been many classic upsets in the years of our old CrossTown Throwdown against CFO/EGA. Alfredo and Claxton beating some huge dudes in a 155# partner Franoff event, Ali beating a 2-year regional athlete head to head in a Tabata thruster event, and JD making a comeback final leg[…]

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Aerobic Capacity: A Foundation for CrossFit

Squatting, pressing, and pulling are the foundation for a majority of our movements that we perform in CrossFit. In order to improve in CrossFit, it’s important to continue to perform those varied functional movements on a continuous basis. Makes sense. But sometimes people don’t realize how big of a role their aerobic[…]

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5 minute flow

Mobility. Its amazing. We feel great after we do it. We perform better after we do it. We recover faster after we do it. But we never do it, not outside regular class times at least. Mobility is one thing has so many benefits and there are so many ways[…]

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When The Best Loses

A couple days ago, I was lucky enough to catch the Federer vs Del Potro quarterfinal match at the U.S. Open. While tennis is not one of my most watched sports, I do jump at the chance to watch the best of the best when they are in form. While[…]

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Product Review: Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee

As many of you know I am an avid coffee drinker. I like to have a cup in the morning, and a cup in the afternoon. Many of you think I am crazy because I like to drink decaffeinated coffee in the morning, and then regular coffee in the afternoon,[…]

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New Class 9:30am Mon. & Wed.

Starting next Monday September 11th, we’re going to be trying out a 9:30am class on Monday and Wednesday mornings.  We’ll re-evaluate after a few months, by which time, hopefully it’s gained enough popularity to become a permanent class!

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August: Accountabil-A-buddy Month

  Great work to all on keeping the Sweaty Swag flowing this month! There were awesome accomplishments, some big, some small, but what I loved this month was seeing you all challenge each other. Charlie, Jack, Camilo, and Lones accumulated over thousands of pushups together while making their own ground[…]

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Heat Advisory!

Alright Sweat Shoppers, I know we have a lot of weekend warriors and I’m sure all of you know how hot it’s going to be this weekend! Even though our classes are in the morning, usually it starts to get up there in temperature around 10am. So! If you plan[…]

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Equipment Swag: Knee Sleeves

Take a look in your gym bag. What do you have in there? Amongst a few items you most likely have a pair of your favorite knee sleeves. Other than wrist wraps, knee sleeves are the most common thing I see people own when it comes to CrossFit equipment. And[…]

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Boredom And Deeper Thinking

I came across this ted talk a few days ago. I was immediately convicted of how much I tend to check my phone. This isn’t the first time I’ve felt this conviction. I’ve gone on a few social media fasts in the past, and it’s amazing how much more I accomplish[…]

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