CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

General

Holiday Party/Heavy Bag Challenge

No you can NOT do the heavy bag challenge at the holiday party. But, here are the fun options we’ll have in store for you at the annual Sweat Shop Holiday Party: 1.) Hangout with fellow Sweat Shop buddies 2.) Eat some delicious El Aguila Catering 3.) Scarf desserts from[…]

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Keep Those Toes Down!

You may have noticed that for a while now we have been implementing a ton of single leg and single arm work in our warm ups, and sometimes our strength sessions. I will be the first to tell you, I love doing single leg, and single arm work. After doing the[…]

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My First Spartan Race: Recap

Most of you guys know by now, but if not, I completed my first Spartan Race this past weekend at AT&T Park. Although it was just a Sprint Race, only 3 miles, it was perfect for my first time out. With that being said, I wanted to take a moment[…]

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Movement Refocused: Hip Mobility Stretches

Our programming has evolved greatly over the years at the Sweat Shop. While there are many facets of this evolution, such as the selection of movements, scheduled strength days, training formats, skill sessions, etc, the core focus that we as coaches want all members to take home is improving on[…]

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Its all about the (meal) prep

Since about early May I have switched over to the Vertical Diet, which if you have some time, and want to learn a lot more about the diet, go ahead and out this video (watch out its a long one!). A more condensed definition would that its a, “performance-based nutritional framework[…]

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Get a Grip!

                              If you are happy with your bar muscle ups or toes to bar, this post isn’t for you.  For everyone else, take note!  Those that have been to one of my classes in the last[…]

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WOD Review 11/26/18

Monday The concept for this workout is to move quickly and to challenge you guys to really dial in your technique for the 3 clean & jerks. The goal is to pick a weight that you can clean & jerk as technically sound as possible under fatigue and not just “smash”[…]

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Weekly WOD insights 11/19/18

Monday I liked some of thew newer drills that Nabil implemented in the other week. I think a lot of you have been getting much stronger at pulling movements and some of these new drills are a good way to start to develop the necessary technique. For the finisher, you[…]

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Little Choices for Big Outcomes

I came across this post a couple of days ago and wanted to share it with you guys! It’s a friendly reminder that progress takes time and is an accumulation of the decisions you make. Often times, people want to see results in a matter of days or weeks but[…]

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Weekly WOD Insights 11/12/18

Happy week before Thanksgiving! While I know the smokey air has put a damper on our workouts the last couple days, I’ve made some indoor options ready for you if the air quality stays in the unhealthy range. There are several row, bike, ski options in the workouts this week.[…]

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