Month: January 2017

Sweat Shop Gear from SquadLocker

I recently discovered a company called SquadLocker, which prints your logo on a pretty big variety of apparel items, and since there are so many members with so many different “tastes” at the Sweat Shop, I thought it would be a great fit.  I’ve recently created a Sweat Shop store that is currently open, but […]

NorCal Masters 2017 Wrap Up

  NorCal Masters was this past weekend and our Sweat Shop competitors showed up in a big way!  Despite the long days, I had a great time coaching and with so many competitors there was very little down   Chief Banks 60+ Placed 4th overall and while being in the first heat of each workout […]

NorCal Masters Saturday and Sunday!

BOOM! The NorCal Masters is here! Come cheer on your BADASS masters Sweat Shoppers who will be competing at Craneway Pavillion in Richmond on Saturday and Sunday! The NorCal Masters is an annual two-day competition for Masters Athletes, with age divisions of 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60+ in both genders. We have 9 Sweat […]

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 get the chance to do […]

Rope Footwork I saw Nabil using this rope climb drill a couple weeks ago with one of his clients and wanted to share it with anyone who struggles with any version of wrapping the feet. This drill allows the climber to hold on to a pull-up bar while wrapping a foot on the rope.  This really […]

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 […]

Preseason with CrossFit Walnut Creek

Big props to everyone that did the Open Preseason workout last week at the Sweat Shop!  Starting out with 60 bar facing burpees is never fun, but everyone paced it well and still had plenty in the tank once they got to the overhead squats.  CrossFit Walnut Creek not only had folks come and participate, […]


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, […]

Mastering the Fundamentals

After doing CrossFit for close to 10 years I’d be lying if I said I’ve never had extended periods where I’ve been unmotivated to train.  And while there are a lot of things that can contribute to a loss in motivation, as well as many things to get you out of your funk and back […]