Wait…it’s supposed to be the other way around in this blog, right? I haven’t been posting much because I’ve been spending a lot of time on the water and not much time doing traditional CrossFit. In the process of breaking down and rebuilding my rowing stroke, I have also spent more time than in past … More How Rowing Helped My CrossFit
I recently strained my foot going a little too aggressive on sprinting, so in approaching this week’s CrossFit Games Open WOD 13.2, I opted for step-ups vs. traditional box jumps (step-ups are, quixotically, still Rx for this WOD). As a rower, I am used to full squat jumps or plyometric jumps up onto a high … More Step Ups vs. Box Jumps for Rowers
Here’s a great video of CrossFit Rowing coach Shane Farmer snatching 235 pounds at the SoCal Regionals for the CrossFit Games. He is in the green shirt at timestamp 0:40, right after the poor guy with the epic fail. Great movement, great technique. Not sure many rowers have this kind of strength and mobility outside … More Video – Crossfit Rowing’s Shane Farmer snatches 235
Winter is winding down, CRASH-Bs are over, and the docks are going in soon in the East. While for many this means that the CrossFit Open is starting and they are looking forward to the CrossFit Games, for me it means that it’s time to become a cherry-picker. Say what? What I mean is that … More Transition Time–General CrossFit to Rowing-Specific Power
Having done Crossfit for about a year, I was approached by the gang at Crossfit Ignite to join the Crossfit Games Open team this year. I was apprehensive about it because there are still certain movements that I cannot do as prescribed (handstand push-ups, muscle-ups, and heavy overhead work). Others I am pretty good at … More Trying the Crossfit Games Open this pre-season…
Facebook’s new “recommended pages” algorithm gets pretty interesting as it tries to figure out what I might “like.” I clicked through the whole list to see what it would come up with. Vibram FiveFingers. Check. Various surfing pages. Check. Blame Laird. Various Microsoft-related pages. Check. Nothing related to rowing. Really? Nothing else related to Crossfit. … More So what does Facebook suggest “I might like” as a rower and Crossfitter?
I was recently asked for some advice on Concept2 rowing technique for a coach at our box who was prepping for sectionals. One of the qualifier WODs involved two 1k pieces with box jumps in the middle. I am not a rowing coach, but I’ve been doing this for a long time and have noticed … More Concept2 WOD advice for sectionals