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Weekly WOD insights 5/24/21: The Doggo Edition

Monday  The triple couplet. A classic. One could say one of the classic formats of CrossFit. Across the many years we have written workouts this format always seems to hit the sweet spot. You get just enough time on each chunk for it to be a good challenge, but you never feel like you get […]

CrossFit Pair Up to Throwdown

CrossFit recently announced a new online event that sounds like a quick, and fun way to do a workout at your gym, with a buddy, and see how you stack up to others around the world!  The event is called the CrossFit Pair Up to Throwdown and here are the details: Partner workout (male/male, female/female, […]

Weekly WOD Insights 5/10/21

Monday  Bringing back the ol meat and potatoes aka the Push/Pull Emom. If you were able to do last weeks then I would encourage you to stick with the same movements this week, and try to increase the volume or loading. For the finisher you will want to select a weight that you feel very […]

Good Luck Sweat Shop Masters Athletes!

This Thursday at 12:00pm CrossFit will announce the workouts that our master’s athletes who qualified will complete in order to qualify for the 2021 CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin!  Our Sweat Shop athletes that qualified for this round, which only included the top 10% (in the world) of each age group are:   Jen Marten […]

Qualified Sweat Shop Athletes!

Props to everyone that participated in the 2021 CrossFit Open!  Super to cool to see lots of first timers participating this year!  And given that this year was only 3 weeks of competition, I’m actually already looking forward to next year, instead of feeling mentally and physically exhausted. In years past, the next level of […]

New Year, New Coach

This week Braydan completed the shadowing portion of his training process and starting next week will be coaching classes!  For those that don’t know, Braydan starting working out at the Sweat Shop seven years ago!  He is now a college student a Cal Poly San Luis Obispo studying Kinesiology.  He is also a 4th degree […]

Coach Bri competing at 2020 Masters Fitness Collective Aug. 20-23

Bri is currently in Fort Wayne Indiana preparing for 4 days of battle against 7 of the fittest 35-39 year old females in the world.  With Bri having originally qualified 2020 CrossFit Games in Madison Wisconsin, we were disappointed to hear that the masters competition was cut from this year’s CrossFit Games due to COVID-19 […]

Weekly WOD Insights 6/15/20

Monday  Today is going to be fairly warm so if you are planning on running the mile today, be prepared for a bit of heat. Be sure to hydrate before and after your workout. Don’t get too down on yourself if you find that you didn’t match or beat your previous PR for the mile, […]

Healthcare Worker Highlight – Megan P.

When she’s not spending time with her daughter Sadie, husband CJ (who is also a healthcare worker), or visiting Disneyland, Megan is a NICU nurse (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) at John Muir in Walnut Creek.  Even though I recently had dinner at Zachary’s Pizza with Megan and CJ while she wore an Orange Theory Fitness […]

Healthcare Worker Highlight

Celeste is another Sweat Shop member we are highlighting today!  Longtime member whom I distinctly remember doing front and back squats with only a wooden dowel because she was unsure if she had the strength to do more.  Eventually we added some 2 and 1/2 pound plates…. onto the wooden dowel, because she wasn’t ready […]

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