Category: General

Own Your Mobility

Roll this. Smash that. Stretch this way. When it comes to mobility the list is endless in terms of what we should and could do in order to become a more mobile human beings. A lot of the times it can be overwhelming, and we do not know where to start. Should I foam roll? […]

Remembering your “Why” Part II

Since 2009 I’ve written a lot of blog posts.  This may be the most important one to date.  If you’re like most people, you started CrossFit to get or stay in shape, perhaps lose a few pounds of body fat, gain a little lean muscle, and just look and feel good.  So you start CrossFit […]

Congratulations Row and Dragon

Mike and Rowena welcomed baby Makena Rose into the world on May 31st at 8:52am weighing 6lbs, 3 oz. Mom, Dad and baby are all doing well. Rowena was a champion during the entire birthing process. Mom and dad endured a long night, but Makena eventually made her grand appearance and they couldn’t be happier. Row and […]

Regional Recap!

  Big congrats to Bri for closing out her 2017 CF season strong at the California Regionals last week in Del Mar! As you all may know, Bri qualified for the second year in a row to compete amongst the best in California; a huge accomplishment in itself! So many try and so few make […]

The greatest site….ever

Warning: Mostly Unrelated to CrossFit So as I have said before I am a huge fan of the website reddit and visit the site daily. Now before you discount the site because of what you may have heard from other people, I strongly urge you to try the site out yourself. Reddit calls itself the […]

Game Time.

Athlete: Briana “Breezy” Gaipa CrossFit: 3 x Regional Athlete Snatch: A Lot Clean & Jerk: A Whole Lot Back Squat: Don’t Know, But It’s Probably A Lot Too Beyond The Whiteboard Level: 95 Favorite Food: Chicken! Favorite Song: Truffle Butter By now, most of you already know that Bri will be representing the Sweat Shop in […]

Improving Handstand Push-Ups

Apart from Friday being the first day of the California Regional where our very own Briana Gaipa will be competing (which you can watch the live stream of here), we have a workout with one of my favorite alternating EMOM formats. We have the deadlift paired with a gymnastic skill, and in this case it happens […]

Hydrate Yo Self

It’s that time of year again, temperatures are rising and we want to make sure you are staying hydrated. I came across hydro flask water bottles a few years ago, and I don’t leave home without mine. It keeps water  ice cold for up to 24 hours, which comes in handy on those hot Sweat Shop days! Remember […]

You versus You

In sports and CrossFit, whether you are a competitor or someone just looking to improve, the main focus should be on yourself, what you are doing, and how you are doing it. While this seems like an over-posted topic, it’s easy to get distracted on what other people are doing and obsessing about their scores, […]


Over the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed the coaches using their phones to video an individual’s movement (clean, snatch, pull up, muscle up, etc…) and then providing feedback. Providing feedback in this matter is an excellent way to show and correct some movement faults. Sometimes, people are just unaware of what we are […]