I had a fellow CrossFitter tell me today that they had been coached as part of a CrossFit cert to keep their heels anchored when rowing since “rowing is like a deadlift.” I smirked a little as this impressed me as an example of the old adage “to a carpenter, everything looks like a nail.” … More Is Rowing Like a Deadlift?
So I landed a spot in a Dartmouth alumni eight at the Head of the Charles in Boston at the end of October, which is the largest regatta in the world. It’s been 10 years since I raced to a middle-of-the pack finish in the Championship Single there. It’s also been a year plus since … More Shoulder flexibility, kettlebell arm bars, and overall rowing mobility
One of the questions I often get is about the body position of the torso when rowing on the Concept2. How closely does it parallel a deadlift or kettlebell swing? Do I finish the stroke with a “big chest?” A recently published Rowing Biomechanics Newsletter by Dr. Kleshnev analyzes the position of the lower back … More Torso positions for rowing and Concept2
Okay, the news of the day is the massive snowstorm on the east coast. 17 inches fell overnight in New York, and it’s still coming down here in Bergen County, New Jersey. No chance of going to Crossfit Ignite or Nereid Boat Club today, but this could be fun. I’m looking forward to an anaerobic … More Workout of the Day: Snow Shoveling
I’d like to share some experience in managing my body weight from the last 18 months, and offer some thoughts for Crossfitters that you may not be aware of. I’ve found that historically (since about age 25), my ideal racing weight for rowing is about 196-198 lbs. Less than that and I lose strength, more … More Weight management – on and off the water