Translating Calories to Split Times for CrossFit Rowing Workouts on the Concept2

I recently received a question on whether there is a translation formula to convert Calories, commonly prescribed in CrossFit WODs that involve rowing, into 500m split times or watts, more commonly used by rowers to gauge pace.  CrossFit workouts use Calories on the Concept2 performance monitor to approximate “reps” when combining rowing with barbell movements … More Translating Calories to Split Times for CrossFit Rowing Workouts on the Concept2

Precision is the key to determining your true max effort on the Concept2

Coming off of Fight Gone Bad and a bunch of snatches and overhead squats, I was feeling pretty cooked today, however I was excited by the CrossFit Endurance short intervals WOD of 10 x 30 seconds at max effort with 2 minutes rest, coming into each piece at full speed.  This translates nicely into 20-stroke … More Precision is the key to determining your true max effort on the Concept2

Online remote coaching resource for Concept2 technique

Readers, I’ve had several questions about how to improve Concept2 rowing scores in Fight Gone Bad.  As most of you are already strong and fit, the biggest opportunity for improvement is likely related to technique and biomechanics, which need to be coached.  If you are seriously interested in improving, there is an online coaching resource … More Online remote coaching resource for Concept2 technique

Crossfitters may be tough, but mother nature always wins…

It’s been a rough summer here in New Jersey – a week of triple-digit heat, floods, an ?earthquake?, and now Hurricane Irene.  Lots of anti-rowing things happening, so Crossfit has been my salvation.  Now I am both happy and sad to report that the original Crossfit Ignite has been done in by the flooding from … More Crossfitters may be tough, but mother nature always wins…