Author: Marko

Olympic Weightlifting – Strength

Looking to improve your Clean & Jerk and Snatch? Check out this article! Although practicing the clean & jerk and snatch themselves are great ways to improve the lifts, there or other exercises that can help reach your long term goal and avoid any plateaus that you may have run into. A lot of the exercises […]

Rowing Tips & Tricks

For those of you who are participating in the open, or who just want some helpful tips and tricks for rowing. I found this video that does a great job breaking down the segments of rowing. I am definitely guilty of non-efficient rowing, as some of you may have seen, so I’m looking forward to tweaking […]

Dumbbell 101

Dumbbells in the open?! Yes, for the first time ever dumbbells have been announced to be included in this year’s open! Or Castro could be messing with all of us…either way! Here are some workouts you can run through on your own or with some equally “excited” friends of yours. First off, here is the dumbbell […]

Upside Down Stuff

Lately you may have noticed an increasing amount of wall walks, wall walks with shoulder taps, handstand holds, handstand walks, handstand push ups, etc. No matter your ability level, any of these exercises holds the same benefits for everyone! So for today, I wanted to talk a little bit about those benefits… Upper Body Strength. If […]

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 […]

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, […]

Breaking Through the Mental Wall

The mind is a powerful tool that can help us get through some tough times, or it can cause you to crumble. Those that are mentally strong learn how to control and handle their thoughts, while some may crumble when their mind begins to tell them to stop what they’re doing. To put this into context, I’m sure […]

Murph: Completed

Thanks to everyone who came out Sunday morning to do Murph with me! I was so happy to see such a great turnout and realized that there are a few more crazy people out there other than myself. Ha ha! During the squats, I had plenty of time to think about a lot of things (I […]

First Workout of 2017

On January 1st, 2017 my first workout will be… “Murph” 1 Mile Run 100 Pull Ups 200 Push Ups 300 Air Squats 1 Mile Run I’ve never done the workout before because honestly I’ve been pretty intimidated by it, but I figured if I was ever going to do it why not make it my first workout […]

No Love for Air Squats

Ready set…do an air squat! If you did one, good for you how did it feel?! If not, it’s ok. Either way, let’s be real, air squats don’t really get much love now a days. Usually when they’re in a workout, it’s one of those movements where people coast through (knees caving in, low back […]