It’s 70 degrees in New Jersey, why are we still rowing indoors?

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?

Crossfit Endurance: Concept2 vs. on-water meters

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

The hazards of going overhead when outside of the Box

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

The docks are in on the Passaic (and it was a great stand-up paddling workout, too!)

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!)