For CrossFitters and rowers in the NY/NJ/CT metro area, there is a great indoor rowing event on January 30 sponsored by Don Bosco Prep. The location is easy, it is well-run and on-time, and last year it was one of the top 5 indoor regattas in the US based on attendance. CrossFit boxes are especially … More Ironmen Erg Classic Jan. 30
Today I published an article to the Tabata Times Contributor Network on how to prepare for a 2K indoor rowing race from a CrossFitter’s perspective. Comment here for feedback! Thanks to James Bailey of Q-Power, Mike Stanitski of Ever Green Boat Club, Olympian and Coach Xeno Muller, and Steve Macioci of CrossFit Ignite for contributing, … More Tabata Times Article: Indoor Rowing–Preparing for a 2K Race
This is utterly amazing. Henrik Stephansen set a new indoor lightweight record of 5:57.4 on the Concept2 at 75kg body weight at the Danish Indoor Championships. That’s like 4.5 seconds better than his CRASH-B winning time from 2011, and would put him squarely in the hunt with the big American gorillas in the CRASH-B open … More Those Danes are on fire!
Readers, Happy New Year and thanks for reading this blog. I’d love to hear from you on topics you’d like me to cover in 2012, especially as it’s an Olympic year. What are the things you need to know but can’t find information on? Please comment or use the Feedback link to let me know … More Happy New Year 2012–What Would You Like to Hear About in the CrossFit and Rowing Worlds?
Bonjour et bonne année ! This is a great video of some French athletes setting a new 2K record on the Concept2 indoor rower. About 1:25 minutes in, note how the shoulders remain on a level horizontal plane throughout the stroke – there is no wasted energy here. There is no up/down movement of the … More Video of new French 2K Indoor Rowing Record
Every year at about this time I tend to check in with some of my favorite rowing-related sites from around the world to look for new ideas to try during winter training here in the northeast US. Dr. Valery Kleshnev of biorow.com is a sure bet for some interesting analysis of force curves and biometrics, … More Great Article on Concept2 Drag Factor vs. On-Water Oar Load
This is a simply incredible video of the Australian lightweight men’s eight winning the world championships in a photo finish with Italy, with end-to-end audio from inside the boat of the coxswain’s calls. This level of transparency is astounding, and gives a view of what it’s like to row at the highest level in the … More Awesome Aussie Rowing–A Look Inside a World Championship Race