CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

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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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Slowing Down for a Second

Meditation, something I’ve picked up over the past few months and have been consistently committed to incorporating it into my daily schedule. As much as possible I’ll wake up and usually the first thing I’ll do is sit for mediation before getting ready for the day. Between coaching classes, working[…]

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17.4 Highlight Video

17.4 was 16.4. It was the much anticipated repeat workout in this years open. While it didn’t match the technicality of 17.3 or the engine requirements of 17.1, it presented a new array of challenges that I think the Sweat Shoppers rose to the occasion for. For people who performed[…]

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17.4!

Open 17.4 is a repeat of last year’s 16.4! For many, this was just getting some HSPU. For others it was getting TO the HSPU. Just as it was last year, it is about pacing early on the deads and breaking them up in small sets. You can manage a[…]

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Strict with Strict Movements

6:00 Alt EMOM 1-8 Strict Pull Ups 1-8 Push Ups 8:00 Alt EMOM 1-8 Strict Handstand Push Ups :30 Hollow Hold 9:00 Alt EMOM 1-8 Strict Ring Dips 1-8 Strict Toes to Bar 1-8 Strict Chest to Bar Pull Ups As you may have noticed, each week we have been[…]

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