CrossFitters, this weekend rowing clubs across the US will be hosting National Learn to Row Day on Saturday, June 7. This is your change to try on-water rowing in a safe group environment. It may open up a whole new sport for you, or at least give you a feel for the real motion that the Concept2 machine is intended to simulate.
There is a list of participating locations by state here.
Come out and get on the water!
Well after being evacuated from Cape May late Thursday night due to Hurricane Irene, I spent all day battening down the hatches, and now the rain and wind is kicking in. I propose a new WOD named “Irene” for all those stuck inside for the next 24-48 hours:
New WOD – "Irene": Must be done in hot basement with low overhead clearance and 94% humidity, in the dark with no power.
3 rounds, 21-15-9
First station: Round 1: pushups/ Round 2: tiger pushups/ Round 3: pushups
Second station: situps / planks (3 seconds = 1 “rep”) / cat-cows
Third station: russian kettlebell swings / 1-hand swings alternating hands / russian KB swings
Fourth station: air squats / goblet squats / goblet lunges.
For extra credit, dust off that old Concept2 Model B erg (the one where the lightest drag factor is like 140!) and break your back doing a couple of tabatas.
Chase it down with a cold shower using non-potable water and a can of cold sardines!