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!
Well I went for my first run in my new Inov-8 MudClaws (thanks Mom & Dad!) over the weekend, and I didn’t know what to expect. I went through Saddle River Park in Bergen County, NJ, with a combination of on-road and off-road running in below-freezing temperatures. Would the lug soles be squishy and unstable … More First Mud: Inov-8 MudClaws
Today when I walked into my Crossfit box, Crossfit Ignite, I saw several members of the Don Bosco Prep rowing team getting some fundamentals instruction. They are going to be incorporating Crossfit methods into their winter training program this season, and I wish them all the best. I can’t wait to see these guys start … More Don Bosco Prep rowing team is trying Crossfit this winter!
After reading No Impact Man, my family and I are trying to take a few simple actions to become more conscious about consumption, waste, and local food. Things like disconnecting the TV, trying to buy direct from local farms, and trying to reduce overall consumption and waste. One of the things that has struck me … More Crossfit and sustainability
This weekend Guerilla Fitness in Montclair, NJ hosts the Northeast Sectionals Crossfit Games qualifier. Good luck to Crossfit Ignite’s Vic who has been hitting the WODs in preparation for it!
A recent WOD at Crossfit Ignite prescribed 10 rounds of (15 deadlifts at 135 lbs. + 15 pushups), for time. Because the deadlift is a core exercise that simulates the central part of the rowing stroke’s power curve, and because pushups are a weakness for me, I decided to focus on performing the deadlift sets … More Simulating rowing ratings in Crossfit WODs
As a rower I am used to operating in one plane only…horizontal. Anything outside of that is wasting energy and disrupting the run of the boat. As a novice crossfitter, I found that my greatest weakness is shoulder girdle stability and flexibility for any movement that requires an overhead press. For that reason I really … More The hazards of going overhead when outside of the Box