Spring is in the air, the docks are going in, but we’re in that weird transitional time in the Northeast when freak snowstorms still blow through. I always go through a type of cabin fever this time of year when the very last thing I want to do is another erg session. I am so … More Snowing and Blowing and sick of the Erg? Get in the Pool!
I found this recently on the Conditioning Research blog, and it sounded so weird that I had to try it. I figure that even if it’s completely bogus, maybe by successfully doing it I could trick my brain into giving me a few extra years on this Earth. The idea is that if you can … More One of the Stranger Things I’ve Tried
I finally got my copy of Power, Speed, Endurance by Brian MacKenzie of CrossFit Endurance. I have to admit, I didn’t know what to expect – maybe 100 pages filled with controversial ideas. What I got was: A beautiful, thick, large-format book packed with hundreds of slow-motion stills of every CrossFit exercise as well as … More BMack vs. Bompa–First Thoughts on Power, Speed, Endurance
During the early fall, there is an opportunity to reduce the focus on sport-specific training for rowing and work on cross-training and rebuilding parts of the body that have suffered over the high-intensity summer racing season. For CrossFitters and rowers alike, there is also an opportunity to do some injury-proofing before changing over to indoor … More Core Stability for Indoor and Outdoor Rowing
I don’t know about you, but I’m cooked after the first real week of “winter” training here on the Beast Coast where the docks are out and the ergs are in. During the fall, I spent a lot of time deliberately building left/right imbalances in order to compete in sweep boats. Now that it’s winter, … More Rowers, go jump in the pool! (Say what?)
I’ve been getting in some practice land paddling with my Kahuna Big Stick. It’s great for stress relief because it’s crazy fun, possibly more fun than actual stand-up paddling because I can keep the gear in the trunk and do it anywhere with no setup. I’ve also found that as I’ve gotten better, I can … More Land Paddling on the Goofy Side
Last week I did an extensive post on the importance of precision in maintaining maximal intensity during short interval workouts on the Concept2. I was pleased to see that I am not, in fact, a total nutter, because Bob Kaehler posted on a similar topic this week in his Coach Kaehler column on row2k. Although … More Coach Kaehler on Consistent Intensity