During the early fall, there is an opportunity to reduce the focus on sport-specific training for rowing and work on cross-training and rebuilding parts of the body that have suffered over the high-intensity summer racing season. For CrossFitters and rowers alike, there is also an opportunity to do some injury-proofing before changing over to indoor … More Core Stability for Indoor and Outdoor Rowing
Today was a glorious 50-degree day in New Jersey, which is highly unusual for January. I had to break out the Kahuna Big Stick land paddle and longboard and go for a skate! Unfortunately everyone else had the same idea. I was coming down the biggest hill in Saddle River County Park, ripping fast, lining up … More Durability Test for Kahuna Big Stick Land Paddle (and Paddler) !
Since they were supposed to remove the Passaic River Rowing Association docks this Sunday, I figured I’d get one last row in today as it was a beautiful 60-degree fall day in New Jersey. Unfortunately when I got there, the docks were already out! Bummer. So I went for an awesome 10-mile land paddle instead … More Land Paddling Workout Video
This is probably one of the last semi-warm fall weekends here in New Jersey, so I went for a 10-mile land paddle on my longboard with my Kahuna Big Stick. It was a blast, but also a great full-body workout. I am finding that the way to go fast is to shift my center of … More Beast Coast Big Stickin’ in NJ
Had a great race on Saturday in the Masters Eight rowing for Ever Green Boat club – strong, smooth, consistent, perfect steering, no mishaps except for a broken cox-box. So we were all surprised to learn that we came in 13th? In retrospect we were part of a tight grouping of times in which 10 … More Head of the Charles Results
I’ve been getting in some practice land paddling with my Kahuna Big Stick. It’s great for stress relief because it’s crazy fun, possibly more fun than actual stand-up paddling because I can keep the gear in the trunk and do it anywhere with no setup. I’ve also found that as I’ve gotten better, I can … More Land Paddling on the Goofy Side
This evening the sun came out for the first time in what seems like a year in New Jersey. We still can’t row (haven’t been on the water in 3 weeks), but I had to get outside to avoid going crazy. The water had receded enough that I decided to try out my new Kahuna … More Land Paddling with the Kahuna Big Stick is amazing fun!