CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

General

Contra Costa Throwdown Recap

Last weekend we had FIVE Sweat Shop squads compete at the Contra Costa Throwdown in Concord. This was my first year participating in the local throwdown and had a blast competing alongside familiar competitors like Marko, DJ, and Gomer, as well as seeing first time competitors Danielle, Cally, Chris, Britney,[…]

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Agility

“Agility – the ability to move and change direction and position of the body quickly an effectively while under control. It requires quick reflexes, coordination, balance, speed, and correct response to the changing situation.” “Ohhh no.” “Ugghhhh, I’m so bad at these.” “Whhyyyyyy???” A few of the many comments when we[…]

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I Will Be In My Bed

Mentality is everything when it comes to completing any given task. Think back to a time outside of CrossFit where you had a big meeting or project at work, a big test in school, or a competition (does not necessarily have to be an athletic one). Try to remember the[…]

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Physical Potential

I saw this article recently on Starting Strength’s blog. It is written by Mark Rippetoe, a coach/author who I like to refer to on all things strength training and programming. In this post, he speaks about the much-discussed topic of what it means to reach true physical potential and how[…]

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Sweat Shoppers Out In Full Force

This weekend is a big weekend where we have 15 Sweat Shoppers competing! We have 6 teams competing at the Contra Costa Throwdown at Concord High School and 3 individuals competing at the Brethren Throwdown in Morgan Hill. Check out who’s competing and their heat times down below… Contra Costa Throwdown[…]

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Measuring Success

This post will relate to Nabil’s post on remembering your why and JB’s post he made a while back about you versus you. I wanted to make this post because when I am not blasting the latest EDM hits while I am driving around, I like to listen to a lot[…]

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Comfort and Mental Practice

Nabil and team SS at the 2013 NC Regional. While we prepared well for this event, I remember we had to scoot back almost a foot because the platform was like squatting on a downhill ramp! Nice shades, Nabil! We’ve written many posts and cited lots of articles on improving our mental[…]

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Big Picture

Good afternoon everyone, As some of you may know, I work part-time for the Golden State Warriors. For those of you who didn’t know, I work part-time for the Golden State Warriors!! And as I return home from the Championship Parade (nice and tan), this marks an end to my[…]

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Coffee Killing Your Gains?!

No. Coffee is not going to make you less fit than you currently are. Just to take away all knee jerk reactions and nervousness. Coffee is one of, if not the most, commonly consumed beverages in the world. It is an art for some, a social outlet for others, and[…]

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Sweat Shop Golf Outing/Weekend Reading

Today was a beautiful and fun day outside with the Sweat Shop crew at our annual golf outing! We took to Boundary Oaks Golf Course and while challenging, the team format kept it fun and interesting! While everyone played very well and had some amazing shots, the team that came out on top[…]

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