CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

General

Its all about the pace

A couple weeks back JB posted a great piece on aerobic capacity and how as CrossFitters we could benefit from improving our aerobic capacity. One of the factors that would contribute to improving our aerobic capacity is working on our ability to pace workouts. This post will be geared more towards[…]

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Bottoms Up!!

Disclaimer: This post has nothing to do with consuming your favorite Paleo Protein or Kombucha in rapid succession. What this post will talk about is bottoms up training, particularly through the use of kettlebells. This kind of training can be utilized in an accessory fashion to increase your shoulder stability[…]

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CrossFit Etiquette

I came across this video and thought it was pretty funny and worth sharing. Thankfully you guys are pretty awesome when it comes to gym educate but every now and then we need a good reminder. Enjoy!

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Upcoming Events & Reminders

Saturday April 15th – Sweat Shop 5K 8:30am (Regular Class Schedule) Free and open to all Prize for: Top male and female 40+Male and 40+ Female Cydesdale (men 200+lbs.), Athena (women 150+lbs.) Easter Sunday April 16th – 9:30am Class Only This will still be a 90 minute class with multiple[…]

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Not CrossFit Related v2

The only thing CrossFit related about this post is Frink’s legit looking deadlift. Continue on if you’d like to read more! Stephen Curry, not familiar with him? Well if you’ve been living under a rock (just kidding) he is a superstar in the NBA. Two-time NBA MVP, 2015 NBA Champion, holder[…]

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Thank You!

Another year, another BIG thanks to my Sweat Shop family! As many of you know, I take a yearly trip to Peru or the Dominican Republic for a non-profit organization, Here For Kids International. We serve impoverished communities and at-risk children who have been rescued from abusive and neglectful environments.[…]

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Factors Limiting Aerobic Capacity

Intensity Muscle Endurance/Volume Strength Technique Pacing While these terms above are not new to the field of fitness and sports, much has been discussed on their importance in improving aerobic performance. My aim for this post is to highlight aerobic capacity and show how some factors, like the ones listed[…]

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Structured Warm Up

Having structure to your strength and/or endurance training is important for sustainable and long term improvements. However, it is equally important to have structure in your warm up. Warming up with a purpose is crucial to having an effective workout, whether it be for some running intervals, gymnastics, or weightlifting. Warming[…]

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17.5 Highlights

17.5 Highlights from CrossFit Sweat Shop on Vimeo. The 2017 Open has come to a close and we had some great times along the way! There is something about the Open atmosphere that elevates the level of intensity and camaraderie in the gym. I hope you enjoy this final highlight video to[…]

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17.5

The final week is here! Congrats to all who have made it this far. The final Open workout like every year before has THRUSTERS! Muscle endurance and lungs highlight this workout. Since strength won’t be a big issue for most people, it will be about managing intensity throughout the 10[…]

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