Month: February 2018

18.1 Highlight Video

After probably severely overhyping the release of the 18.1 highlight video, it is finally here. Both Rene and myself worked together collecting video clips from this past weeks Open performances. I had a fun time editing this video, and am excited to include some interview pieces from a variety of Sweat Shoppers! I hope all of […]

Getting the Most Out of the Open

We are just getting under way with the Open and after coaching, judging, spectating, and participating during 18.1, it got me thinking about some tips to help those doing the Open make the most out of their experience. Plan/Taper With us having no idea what the workouts are going to be each week, and a […]

WOD Insights 2/26

Monday A spin on the classic DT workout. Rx’d has slightly less rounds than other options, but everyone runs the same. Choose a weight you can move through quickly, even unbroken. Keep the intensity up and keep it relatively light. This workout should be around 20 minutes so choose your wright and reps accordingly. Rx’d […]

Intramural Open and 18.1 Prep

The 2018 CrossFit Open is finally here! The first workout was announced Thursday and folks will have untill Monday to complete it and submit scores online. I got to watch a couple folks go today so I’ve posted a few quick tips for preparation below. Also, the 2nd annual Sweat Shop Intramural Open teams are […]

Open Highlight Videos!

As many of you are probably aware, the CrossFit Open is upon us. If you do not know what the Open is, be sure to check out Rene’s post explaining what it is. If you need any more convincing to do the Open. be sure to check out Marko’s post on reasons why you should do […]

What is the OPEN?

  For those of you have never competed in the CrossFit Open, you may be left with a few questions. The CrossFit open was originally designed as the first step in establishing the “Fittest on Earth” at the CrossFit Games. While the Open is still the first step in determining who will go on to […]

Weekly WOD Review 2/19/18

Monday Today’s focus will be on Clean & Jerks. I like the 1:30 format as it allows enough time for the coaches to give some pointers to each of you in class AND allow for adequate rest in between sets. If something is feeling “off” I highly recommend taking it back a step and doing […]

CrossFit Open – Schedule & Logistics

Here is the important stuff you need to know about the CrossFit Open: If you’re planning on doing it, go ahead an sign up now so you can be included in our in house intramural teams and the draft that we’ll be having in the coming days The workouts are announced each Thursday evening at […]

The 2018 CrossFit Open is Upon Us

The 2018 CrossFit Open is exactly one week from today! Not sure what the Open is? The CrossFit Open is simply a 5 week competition that involves the entire world! Cool! There are many different divisions to choose from so that all ability levels may compete. For more information, feel free to check it out here! With that […]

To Hook Grip or not to Hook Grip?

When it comes to the Olympic Weightlifting movements (the Snatch and Clean & Jerk) the grip you utilize can seriously affect the amount of weight you are able to lift. For the Snatch and Clean and Jerk most people start of with the normal overhand grip (refer below). As lifters progress and start to get […]