CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

General

Slow Your Roll

As the open draws near, I wanted to bring up a topic that I’m sure a majority of ya’ll have heard before. Pacing! There will be plenty of opportunities to practice pacing as the open draws closer, but I wanted to use Tuesday’s workout as an example. If you didn’t[…]

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Rope Footwork

Nabil demoed this drill a couple weeks ago to one of this clients. Here's a video of Joel and Lisa working on it to improve their rope climbing "footwork". If you struggle with any of the wrapping methods, practice them with the pull-up bar set up. @joelfaber @lisadprice A video[…]

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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[…]

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#FlashbackFriday

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.

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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“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[…]

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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[…]

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