Category: General

How to Compete in the Open

With the CrossFit Open less than a month away, I’m starting to get excited to see what 2017 has in store for us! If you’ve never done the open before, this is a great way to compete at whatever level you’re at, and take part in the camaraderie of the open. Like Nabil posted last […]


Here’s a little #FBF to some 2015 & 2016 comp highlights! Pumped to see what’s in store for 2017! 2015-2016 Team SS Highlights from CrossFit Sweat Shop on Vimeo.

Whatever You Got

There are a lot of factors that play a role in how we feel coming to the gym. Work, kids, family, stress, lack of sleep, or the workout from the day before might have you feeling a little sluggish. It’s hard to feel 100% every single time you come into the Sweat Shop. For example, […]

Natural Remedies

I’ve always been into a more holistic approach when it comes to health. I’ve recently discovered Essential Oils, and have been enjoying their healing properties. As of late, I have been making my own essential oil capsules. Combined with turmeric (anti inflammatory) I incorporate clove, oregano, ginger and Myrrh in each one. All of them having […]

Outside The Box Feats

When is the last time you tested your fitness outside the Shop? We are always encouraging our members to get outside our “newly painted” walls from time to time and use the awesome strength and conditioning you’ve gained from your weekly CrossFit training. One recent thing that surprised me was when Melaney and I traveled […]

Breaking Through the Mental Wall

The mind is a powerful tool that can help us get through some tough times, or it can cause you to crumble. Those that are mentally strong learn how to control and handle their thoughts, while some may crumble when their mind begins to tell them to stop what they’re doing. To put this into context, I’m sure […]

“If you don’t use it……..”

You loose it. Simple, right? This post is dedicated to all who have recently…..or maybe in the distant past…gotten either muscle ups, pull-ups, or handstand pushups, and are going through a little skill hang-over and either forgot how to do them or are still stuck and can’t quite progress to do them consistently in workouts. It’s […]

Lights out!

This photo was taken during the brief power outage we experienced at the gym tonight. A little lack of electricity didn’t stop some of us from getting a workout in. Mo, JB, B and I all worked out in the light of B’s headlights. Props to most of the 4:30 crew who finished the rest of their […]

Accessory Work

Everyone needs accessory work. Why? Because we ain’t built perfect for everything! Well, maybe some people. While we might be suited for a large amount of skills or activities, there are just as many that we are not suited for, especially in CrossFit’s pandora box of exercises. You may have heard from somewhere or have […]

CrossFit Open – Preseason w/ CrossFit Walnut Creek

With the 2017 CrossFit Open coming up soon (Feb. 23rd) our friends from CrossFit Walnut Creek thought it would be fun to get together again and do some previous Open workouts for fun and to ramp up for the actual Open at the end of February.  It’s also a great opportunity to take another crack […]