Year: 2017

External Vs. Internal Motivation: Part 2

This post is part two of a post on internal and external motivation. Last week we tackled what external motivation is, the pros and cons of it, when, and how it should be used. We deduced that while there are reasons that we can benefit from it, it falls short on more fronts. If you haven’t already, […]

Sweat Shop Holiday Party Wrap Up

The Sweat Shop 2017 Holiday Party is a wrap folks. Thank you to all the members who came out and partook in the festivities. We had some great fun didn’t we? I would like to give a special thanks to El Agulia for providing the delicious tacos and P.S. I Cake You for the always amazing cookies. I would […]

WOD Overview 12/11/17

Looking at the weather forecast I see nothing but clear skies and highs in the mid to upper 60’s, which for December is not good if you’re looking to get up to Tahoe, but for those working on our fitness we might as well take advantage of this unseasonable dry weather with some running. Monday […]

Holiday Party Tomorrow Night!

Join us tomorrow, Saturday Dec 9th, to ring in the holiday’s at the annual Sweat Shop Holiday party! Like previous years, we are hosting it at the Shop! Bring your significant others around 6:00/6:30ish pm, dress however classy, casual, or ugly sweater-like you want. There will be food from El Aguila, booze, virgin beverages, MUSIC, […]

2017 IWF World Weightlifting Championships

🇪🇸La arrancada que hizo el oro🥇❤️ 🇺🇸The snatch that made the gold medal 🙏🏋️‍♀️ #weightlifting ❤️ #118Kg A post shared by Lydia Valentín (@lydiavalentin) on Dec 5, 2017 at 11:40pm PST This past weekend the IWF World Weightlifting Championships were held in Anaheim, CA. The best of the best from around the world came together to […]

External Vs. Internal Motivation: Part 1

Motivation. Its what gets us out of bed in the morning, helps us decide what to eat for dinner, whether or not we make it to the gym that day, it drives every action we do on a daily basis. We find motivation in so many different forms from so many different places, but how […]

2017 CrossFit Liftoff – Results

Helen continues to rack up some great finishes in olympic lifting!  Two weeks ago it was 3rd overall at the SPS Rite of Passage meet.  This time with the 2017 CrossFit Liftoff, which consists of a 1-rep max Snatch, 1-rep max Clean & Jerk, and a nasty 12 minute metcon.  Points are given for each, […]

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, I’d like our competitors to […]

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 ago on the old Sweat […]

Do Your Research

For most of us at this point, it’s no surprise that sugar is not good for you.  What’s becoming more and more evident is the extent to which money plays a part in the laws that are passed, the research that we learn about and that is considered to be the truth, the research that […]