Video – Crossfit Rowing’s Shane Farmer snatches 235

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

Transition Time–General CrossFit to Rowing-Specific Power

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

Trying the Crossfit Games Open this pre-season…

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…

So what does Facebook suggest “I might like” as a rower and Crossfitter?

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?