Santa Monica Muscle Beach is a Crossfit Mecca

On a recent business trip to Los Angeles for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference I had the pleasure of visiting the original Muscle Beach in Santa Monica (not to be confused with the current Muscle Beach in Venice).  I couldn’t believe the setup of rings, ropes, parallel bars, and other equipment, in 3 sizes from adult … More Santa Monica Muscle Beach is a Crossfit Mecca

The “Orangutan Hang” as a pre-race rowing stretch?

The two key stretches I’ve added to my warmup over the past year are the deep, wide squat and the simple hang, or “orangutan hang”.  Today I did the latter on rings outside (each hang lasting about 20 seconds), and realized that this could be a wonderful pre-race stretch for rowing.  Why?  I was cold … More The “Orangutan Hang” as a pre-race rowing stretch?