Given that I follow Eric Murray and @kiwipair on Twitter, I signed up for an early look at his new online coaching service, @aSensei. I was intrigued because of the use of AI and direct connection to the C2 that it promised. I was skeptical because many of these services seem to be targeted at … More First look – aSensei
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
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
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!
Today I logged the last workouts for Row’d Royalty 2016 after also doing a 2K race over the weekend. I’m glad the indoor rowing competitions are over for me for 2016 and I can concentrate on core training and CrossFit for the next 45 days or so. Looks like I finished 14th out of 139 … More Row’d Royalty Wrapped Up for 2016
Well it finally happened! A CrossFitter sits atop the world record pyramid for C2 indoor rowing. Congrats to Sam Briggs for breaking the lightweight womens’ record in 1:33.4! I sometimes wonder why we don’t see more CrossFitters duking it out for the short-distance records. I would expect to see a lot more of this as … More Sam Briggs Breaks 500m C2 Record
For CrossFitters and rowers in the NY/NJ/CT metro area, there is a great indoor rowing event on January 30 sponsored by Don Bosco Prep. The location is easy, it is well-run and on-time, and last year it was one of the top 5 indoor regattas in the US based on attendance. CrossFit boxes are especially … More Ironmen Erg Classic Jan. 30