Why have I been silent recently? I have been struggling to balance with some injuries that have frustrated me and made it tough to train. Tendons in both knees are inflamed from overdoing it on weighted lunges, AND my ribcage really flared up after max-intensity intervals on the C2, AND I have a cold. Pretty … More After Two Weeks of Purgatory…
A big “Thank You!” to Crossfit Amped in Bellevue, Washington for hosting me at their box this week. Great box, great coaches, friendly people. The funny thing is that I woke up at 5:15 AM, still on east coast time, crawled out of bed on very little sleep, and decided that I would drag myself … More Thanks to CrossFit Amped + Surprise PR!
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
Recently I had to do the CrossFit Endurance short intervals workouts on the Concept2 indoors due to the continued flooding in New Jersey. I have two baseline WODs to report. Some key points: 1. These were done at drag factor 110, simulating a fast eight, not a single. I am doing them at a lower … More CrossFit Endurance rowing short intervals baseline