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Weekly WOD Insight 5/21/18

Monday We’ll start off with our weekly olympic EMOM where our focus is on dialing in the technique of the Clean & Jerk, or if you choose, the Snatch.  If you’re still relatively new to either of these lifts, definitely stick with the two reps on the minute.  For those[…]

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Weekly WOD Insights 5/7/18

MONDAY Our EMOM formats are used in a couple ways. Sometimes the focus is more about volume/conditioning by going longer or maybe more reps with less rest (every minute), or other times it’s to be able to go heavier with attempting every 90 seconds or lowering the reps to a single. Today’s is[…]

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WOD Insights 4/30/18

  Monday – While many of you have gotten some good drill work while doing our 10 minutes of skill prior to some of our metcons, this week we’re gonna go back to an alternating EMOM format to develop the fundamental strength needed to get that first muscle up or[…]

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Weekly WOD Insights 4/9/18

MONDAY We’ve followed this EMOM format for some time now. It’s a great way to gradually warm-up, keep you focused and on task during the session, and it forces you to make quick adjustments. That being said, some of you who are just starting out with the fundamental or have a few[…]

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WOD Overview & Insights 4/2/18

It seems like every holiday is an excuse to over-eat… or maybe that’s just me!  Aside from the standard Easter treats, I found myself overindulging from Roam Burger, to Smitten, and even sushi at Blue Gingko!  But worry not, if you too are guilty of the same or similar, there[…]

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Weekly WOD Insights 3/12/18

Lot’s of first time muscle upper/handstand pushup/walkers lately. Or damn near close calls. Keep up the great work on the part A skill work! MONDAY Bring on the RAIN! Sweat Shop Tahoe trip soon? Enjoy the outside and ultra-violet vitamins while we have it on this one! The movements inside[…]

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Weekly WOD Insights 3/5/18

Monday On Thursday evening, after the announcement of 18.2 I realized we had an odd number of 35lb. dumbbells at the gym…. and with heats starting the next day, I wanted to get one ASAP.  So I went to Target, and in true male fashion I opted not to get[…]

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Fitness and Conditioning

I read this article recently and wanted to share it with you Sweat Shoppers on contrasting the concepts of fitness versus conditioning. One being more a “potential” marker of performance while the other is a skill set. While I think this article is directed moreso towards coaches, as athletes, having[…]

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Weekly WOD Insights 2/5/18

With mother nature dealing us some dry and unseasonably warm temperatures, we have more running than normal programmed for this time of year.  As always though, if you’d rather bike, row or ski, that’s always a perfectly good substitute! Skill Work We’ve allocated about 10 minutes before the workouts on[…]

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Weekly WOD Insight 1/8/18

  Monday  – Rx’d starts with A. then goes to B., ADV. & BEEF will start with Row,Ski or Bike For part A., I like this combo because as your arms get tired from the pushups or ring dips it really forces you to use your legs to get that[…]

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