I had some questions from CrossFitters recently about breathing strategies for rowing. They had been watching some videos in which people were trying to apply deadlift technique to rowing – i.e. knees out, back straight, breathe in before the catch, etc. There is not a huge body of work on this topic, because it’s something … More Breathing Technique for Rowing
Last weekend I participated in the Ironmen Erg Classic, hosted by Don Bosco Prep rowing. I don’t usually do indoor rowing races, but this one encouraged participation by CrossFit boxes so I figured I’d jump in and support it. It turned out to be a great race – well organized, 100% on-time (a rarity in … More Ironmen Erg Classic Report
Workout will be 10-20 minutes of technical coaching, during which we will do about 2500 meters of rowing, including drills for the finish and arms away motion, and a few 20-stroke pieces to warm us up. WOD will be 6-8 x (1′ on, 1′ off) – see the CFI Rowing Club page for additional details.
I recently received a question on whether there is a translation formula to convert Calories, commonly prescribed in CrossFit WODs that involve rowing, into 500m split times or watts, more commonly used by rowers to gauge pace. CrossFit workouts use Calories on the Concept2 performance monitor to approximate “reps” when combining rowing with barbell movements … More Translating Calories to Split Times for CrossFit Rowing Workouts on the Concept2
I’ve gotten some questions on how to approach the rowing portion of CrossFit Games Open workout 14.4: 14 minute AMRAP: Row 60 calories 50 Toes to Bar 40 Wallballs 30 Cleans 20 Muscle Ups Here’s some key points: This is a long workout. You don’t want to absolutely kill yourself on the row as you … More CrossFit Games Open 14.4 Rowing Advice
Today I published an article to the Tabata Times Contributor Network on how to prepare for a 2K indoor rowing race from a CrossFitter’s perspective. Comment here for feedback! Thanks to James Bailey of Q-Power, Mike Stanitski of Ever Green Boat Club, Olympian and Coach Xeno Muller, and Steve Macioci of CrossFit Ignite for contributing, … More Tabata Times Article: Indoor Rowing–Preparing for a 2K Race
As we get into the heart of indoor rowing season, I wanted to highlight three easy ways to check your own technique on the C2. 1. Pump up the volume! You can’t groove in good technique by doing 500m or 1000m as part of your warmup routine. You need to commit to a couple of … More Easy Ways to Check Your Indoor Rowing Technique