CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

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Weekly WOD Insights 4/29/19

Monday  Remember to check the progressions board for the movements you are going to do during the EMOM. If you think you may be ready to progress up in movement difficulty, talk to a coach! For the finisher all the movements should allow you to keep moving. The longer rest[…]

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4/22/19 Weekly WOD Review

Monday Just wanted to take a moment to define the focus for each level in today’s finisher… RxD: A majority of your focus should be on the quality of movement versus the overall intensity of the workout. With barbell movements being performed in a fatigued state, it becomes even more[…]

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Weekly WOD Insights 4/15/19

MONDAY I’ve played around with this format a couple times with the group classes and some of my clients and thought it was a nice combo going from EMOM to AMRAP. Keeping a chill to moderate pace on the first piece will be key. The idea for the EMOM portion[…]

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Weekly WOD Review 4/1/19

Monday Today’s skill session will be focused on Handstand Push Ups or Handstand Walks. The movements you all will be able to choose from are those that focus on shoulder strengthening/stability as well as core strength/endurance. There are plenty of movements to choose from, but please keep in mind that[…]

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Cherry Picker’s Throwdown

The first CrossFit competition I’ve ever done was 10 years ago, almost to the day.  After the very first CrossFit Games in the summer of 2007, CrossFit Oakland (where I was working out at the time) was preparing their competitors for the upcoming 2008 CrossFit Games in Aromas, California.  CrossFit[…]

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Weekly WOD Insights 3/25/19

MONDAY The intent on this workout is to have a light/moderate workload in the middle and finishing with some intensity in the cash outs. That being said, the workout effect will be different from the rxd/advanced version and the beef/bison version. The Rx’d/Adv version allows those of you who want[…]

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Weekly WOD Review 3/11/19

Monday Today’s EMOM is just like any ordinary 12:00 EMOM. The only difference is that everyone will be dropping down to singles for the second half. Two reasons for this, if you’re comfortable with the Clean & Jerk this will allow you to build to a challenging single for the[…]

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Weekly WOD Insights 3/4/19

MONDAY If you don’t already know, after 7+ years at the Sweat Shop, Carolyn, (aka Gomer) is moving to San Jose. Gomes, it’s been great having such a loyal and positive member at the Sweat Shop like you. Thanks for always showing genuine appreciation and love to the coaches (even when we’ve[…]

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Weekly WOD Review 2/18/19

Monday For your time trial today, pick an option that will take you 8:00 – 12:00. We haven’t done one of these longer time trials in a while, so now is a good time to get another solid base! At the 15:00 mark you will start the 9:00 AMRAP, so[…]

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Be Great. Not Ordinary.

View this post on Instagram Ordinary people shy away from negative situations, just as they do with failure. They do their best to avoid trouble. What great people do is the opposite. They are their best in these situations. They turn personal tragedy or misfortune—really anything, everything—to their advantage. _[…]

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