CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

General

You versus You

In sports and CrossFit, whether you are a competitor or someone just looking to improve, the main focus should be on yourself, what you are doing, and how you are doing it. While this seems like an over-posted topic, it’s easy to get distracted on what other people are doing[…]

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Feedback

Over the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed the coaches using their phones to video an individual’s movement (clean, snatch, pull up, muscle up, etc…) and then providing feedback. Providing feedback in this matter is an excellent way to show and correct some movement faults. Sometimes, people are just[…]

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Row, Row, Row your boat….with good technique!

Since we have a time trial row coming up this Thursday, and we also frequently use the rower, this is a good opportunity to talk about efficiency on the rower. Now in comparison with other CrossFit movements rowing is often thought of as not the most technical of movements and is[…]

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Muscle Up Inspiration

This past month has been a nice little reboot to the legendary Sweat Shop Muscle Up Club! Not only do we have some amazing first time ring and bar muscle uppers, we have now upgraded to strict bar muscle ups! Way to keep steppin’ up the game Sweat Shoppers! The[…]

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Remember to Play

A little throwback Thursday post to the Sweat Shop BBQ this past weekend, and how much I enjoy playing sports outside! I played 3 games of Volleyball, 2 games of Badminton, and 1 game of Basketball. There were for sure some flashbacks to being a kid and having the energy[…]

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Lift Ratio Calculator

When we talk about being a good CrossFitter we talk about not being specialized   in one area, such as not being to biased to bodyweight or strength movements. When we get a bit more nit picky we want to not be too biased towards one movement within a particular domain.[…]

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Do You!

Ok, quick disclaimer, this post pertains mostly to ladies, but stick around, I’m hoping you guys will get something out of this as well. So lets go back a few years…decades to my youth, I am Portuguese, and us Portuguese folk love to eat. (Some of you who have witnessed[…]

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BBQ tomorrow and Upcoming Competitions

Don’t forget we are having a Sweat Shop BBQ and sand volleyball tomorrow, Saturday May 6th at 12pm at Heather Farms Park! Nabil will be cooking up some the meat and will be bringing beers. If a couple folks want to bring a couple side dishes to add on, that[…]

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Story Telling

In the past we’ve talked plenty about mental toughness! We’ve talked anywhere from making the small decisions that later turn into good habits, practicing self-talk to get you through that tough workout, or focusing on things you have control over and letting go of things you don’t have control over.[…]

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