A year ago I never thought I’d be posting this. Today is a day of leg-killing workouts at Crossfit Ignite (deadlifts, air squats, power cleans, and running) and at Crossfit Endurance (12 x 60 secs on, 30 secs rest). What is my power lunch? A big bowl of pasta? Rice and beans? Pancakes and eggs? … More The new Crossfit Rower’s power lunch
In the past, I have followed a traditional “carbo-loading” type approach to diet – high carbs, very low fat, getting a lot of my protein from milk and beans vs. meat. I viewed bagels, pasta, and pancakes as good things. This seemed to work with me as long as I was rowing 100 miles a … More How a higher-fat diet made me healthier
My home club, Nereid Boat Club in Rutherford, NJ will be holding an open house on National Learn to Row Day, June 5. If you are in the area please stop by and try it out. This will be a good preview of the more in-depth Crossfit Rowing Certification co-offered by Concept2 and Crossfit Ignite … More National Learn to Row Day June 5 at Nereid Boat Club
Here’s why: It’s day 5 after the storm last weekend, and the Passaic River is still flooded and too swift to risk small boats, so I’ve been hitting the Crossfit box hard this week and finding myself sore and with cabin fever! Here’s a video from the Nereid Boat Club docks in the evening. The … More It’s 70 degrees in New Jersey, why are we still rowing indoors?
Many of the Crossfit and Crossfit Endurance workouts specify that you are to keep track of the meters or calories you row as a scoring method, so that you can compare similar WODs over time to gauge progress. This works very well on the Concept2 ergometer indoors, as you can calibrate different machines to have … More Crossfit Endurance: Concept2 vs. on-water meters
As a rower I am used to operating in one plane only…horizontal. Anything outside of that is wasting energy and disrupting the run of the boat. As a novice crossfitter, I found that my greatest weakness is shoulder girdle stability and flexibility for any movement that requires an overhead press. For that reason I really … More The hazards of going overhead when outside of the Box
Well we finally got the word that the crew would be putting our docks back in at Nereid Boat Club as the Passaic River ice is gone and we are expecting warmer temperatures. At this point after 90 days of indoor rowing, I was relishing any opportunity to workout on the water. As part of … More The docks are in on the Passaic (and it was a great stand-up paddling workout, too!)