CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

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Push It

The push up is one of the most well known exercises you can find. The act of doing a push up, is essentially holding yourself in a plank position facing the ground, then lowering your body toward the ground by  flexing your elbows and extending your shoulders. After your body[…]

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Skills: Before, During, After

These guys love working on skills before ,during, and after the party! Look at those faces! After our class warm-up and whiteboard briefing, you’ll often here the coach say, “if you need any modifications or substitutions come chat with me”. While it’s a wonderful opportunity for folks who need a[…]

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Weekly Wod Preview : December 4th addition

Monday I tested out this workout last week, it was a good mover. The front squats should be moderately heavy but should be done unbroken or at most break up into two sets. Rx’d & ADV have a run, while beefy has a Row. With the open around the corner,[…]

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Emotional IQ Podcast

I snagged a listen to this podcast on Emotional IQ after USA Olympic lifting coach, Cara Heads Slaughter, posted it on her social media page. Without copy catting every thing she posted, I think it’s worth the short listen as I really think it resonates to all. A LONG time[…]

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Training Through Injuries

If I had a dollar for how many times I have been told or have read that CrossFit is dangerous, I would be free of all my student loans. The truth of the matter is any physical activity we engage in carries an inherent risk, you just have to make as[…]

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Dr. Alandi Stec, DC

If you have ever worked out at 12 pm class, you have probably gotten to know Alandi. People know her for her contagious laughter and radiating positivity, as well as being a pretty darn good CrossFitter! What many people do not know is that in addition to these things, she is also a[…]

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Did someone say Booty Burn?

As coaches we are always trying to find resources and ways to educate you guys and girls on anything we feel is relevant to leading a better life. Whether its CrossFit specific, nutrition, or just general lifestyle, if we feel its relevant, we share it! Something I came across recently[…]

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Extra Credit

By now everyone has probably seen the Sweaty Swag board at the gym.  Originally intended to give props for personal records it has also been really useful for helping hold people accountable for extra credit work.  While James had the idea years ago of a “Extra Sweat-It” board, where the[…]

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Strength Primers

We all know that a good warm up is necessary to have a good workout. We need to make sure we spend ample time preparing our bodies for the movements we are about to execute. This may include mobilizing certain joints, stretching or activating certain muscles, or performing drills to[…]

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Sprinkle in the Volume

Over the past couple of months something that I think has been a great addition to the gym is the Sweaty Swag Board (Thanks Nabil!). Every time I look at it there is something new added. Whether its extra credit burpees, a PR, or someone writing a personal goal, that thing[…]

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