It’s been a while since I updated this blog, but recently I did some testing at CrossFit Ignite on how to come up with equivalent WODs for those who want to or need to use the Assault Bike / Airdyne instead of the Concept2 rower. Here’s what I found, which corroborates the findings in this … More C2 vs. Assault Bike Calibration
The Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) national championships took place this past weekend at Lake Natoma, near Sacramento, CA. One of the big questions was whether the University of Washington, which had swept all events at the NCAA womens’ championships a couple of weeks ago, would also sweep all of the men’s events at IRAs. Yale, … More IRA Heavyweight Grand Final = lesson in rowing physics
I mean to post this a while ago, but here goes. At the end of last fall season fall I traded in my Croker S4 Superlights for new Arrow S40s. It was time to replace the collars on my existing oars anyway, and I had talked to Greg Doyle about the anticipated S40 model, which … More Croker Arrow S40 Sculls – First Impressions
This is a fascinating study on how the Coriolis effect may impact various sports…I’ve never thought about this before. In rowing, the study states that it may take up to 7.5% of propulsive force to overcome up to 40m lateral displacement over a 2K race. That is potentially a huge wildcard when you see elite finals being … More Coriolis Force Effect on Rowing and other Sports
Some unsolicited advice on CrossFit Games Open Workout 17.4 from someone with one foot in the rowing community and one foot in the CrossFit community: The workout (unscaled) is: 55 deadlifts 55 wallballs 55 calorie row 55 handstand pushups I don’t have handstand pushups, so my strategy was to max out on the row for … More CrossFit Games 17.4 Rowing Advice
This seems like a no-brainer, but they seem to be getting a lot less press than “will the Men’s 8+ qualify for Rio” etc. etc. U.S. Women’s sweep rowing has built an unprecedented dominance in their sport – arguably the longest world/Olympic championship streak of any sport in history, men or women. This is an … More US Women’s 8 – Why Is No One Talking About Them?
Saturday June 4 is national learn to row day – many rowing clubs are offering free open houses at which you can try on-water rowing in a safe and supervised environment. You can look up a club near you that is hosting an event here: Click to see In North Jersey, I’d recommend the following: … More National Learn to Row Day June 4–Try on-water rowing!