I had a fellow CrossFitter tell me today that they had been coached as part of a CrossFit cert to keep their heels anchored when rowing since “rowing is like a deadlift.” I smirked a little as this impressed me as an example of the old adage “to a carpenter, everything looks like a nail.” … More Is Rowing Like a Deadlift?
It’s been a while since I tested for either my CrossFit Total or my Concept2 peak power, but the time has come to start getting on track with both of these. One of the key training goals for this season is to raise my peak power “ceiling,” thereby potentially allowing me to generate more power per … More Correlating CrossFit Total with Rowing Peak Power
Hmmmm…I’m usually a big fan of CrossFit Endurance, but I have to hit the buzzer on some aspects of the new CrossFit Journal video on rowing “quick fixes.” There is some really questionable rowing technique in this video. There is no stored energy, flow, ratio, or concept of length, and there is a lot of … More Opinion–CrossFit Journal Video on Rowing “Quick Fix”
During November Crossfit Ignite has programmed a weekly set of strength and conditioning workouts to let people get comfortable with the movements and push themselves to improve week over week. One of the WODs is perhaps the best rowing-specific strength workout I’ve ever done: WOD: 4 super sets, with 1 min rest of Back Squat … More Possibly the best rowing strength development workout ever
Last week I did an extensive post on the importance of precision in maintaining maximal intensity during short interval workouts on the Concept2. I was pleased to see that I am not, in fact, a total nutter, because Bob Kaehler posted on a similar topic this week in his Coach Kaehler column on row2k. Although … More Coach Kaehler on Consistent Intensity
So I had a weird experience today. Since mid-October when I did my last peak power test on the Concept 2 rowing machine, I rowed in the Head of the Charles regatta and then really dialed back my rowing time to do more running and strength/mobility conditioning at Crossfit Ignite. Today it was storming and … More Training less = big jump in Concept2 peak power?
So this weekend is the big Fight Gone Bad 5 fundraising workout to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation. I had to do my WOD on my own a day early, and my goal was to break 300, after scoring 283 last April. I was successful in hitting 313! Here’s what … More How to break 300 on Fight Gone Bad