Tried a great rowing/kettlebell WOD today. It was challenging, tough, and combined interval work with a long total duration. I would recommend it as a great potential metcon workout. 10 rounds: 250m row / 2 minutes rest During the 2 minutes rest, perform 50 Russian kettlebell swings After the swings, whatever time is left over … More Great Rowing + Kettlebell WOD
It’s an early spring, which means I’ve been back on the water before St. Patrick’s Day for the first time since 2006. So the big question was “what did I learn this winter and how fit am I?” It’s an interesting question since I used the Concept2 much less than usual during the winter due … More Time for the Spring Shakedown Cruise
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
Well after being evacuated from Cape May late Thursday night due to Hurricane Irene, I spent all day battening down the hatches, and now the rain and wind is kicking in. I propose a new WOD named “Irene” for all those stuck inside for the next 24-48 hours: New WOD – "Irene": Must be done … More New Hurricane WOD – “Irene”
I learn things every day. One of the most challenging things I’ve learned in Crossfit is the snatch. I hate them. I dread them. I stink at them. They hurt my shoulders and forearms. I used to cherry pick snatch WODs, I admit it. They have nothing to do with rowing, so why should I … More Snatches are for lifters, not rowers, right?
Well it was a blast racing in the Head of the Charles for the first time in 10 years. It was also literally a blast of freezing, howling, headwind. I’m glad I wasn’t racing a single! I got slotted into 6 seat in a Dartmouth alumni boat entered as Ever Green Boat Club in the … More Head of the Charles – Freezing, Fast, and Fun!
So I landed a spot in a Dartmouth alumni eight at the Head of the Charles in Boston at the end of October, which is the largest regatta in the world. It’s been 10 years since I raced to a middle-of-the pack finish in the Championship Single there. It’s also been a year plus since … More Shoulder flexibility, kettlebell arm bars, and overall rowing mobility