BMack vs. Bompa–First Thoughts on Power, Speed, Endurance

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

Running with the hamstrings–a video for visualization

Springtime in the east means sketchy, stormy weather for single sculling.  I’ve been supplementing with quite a bit of running using Inov-8 or FiveFingers minimalist shoes.  While I feel that my foot strength is now high enough not to worry about recovery as much, I am struggling with the technique after a winter of too … More Running with the hamstrings–a video for visualization

Started reading “The Four Hour Body” by Tim Ferriss

So I started reading The Four Hour Body by Tim Ferriss, largely because I was interested in Brian MacKenzie’s participation in it. The verdict is still out – he is an iconoclast for sure, he may be a complete nutter, or he may be on to something (or a combination of the three).  I’m keeping … More Started reading “The Four Hour Body” by Tim Ferriss

So Crossfitters always ask me where to set the Concept2 damper…

I always get asked this, even by rowers.  I think for many the Concept2 damper setting is a mystery, and they feel like the heavier the better, just like throwing an extra 45# bumper on the bar or doing the Rx weight instead of scaling.  My response is usually “it doesn’t matter – just set … More So Crossfitters always ask me where to set the Concept2 damper…