For CrossFitters and rowers in the NY/NJ/CT metro area, there is a great indoor rowing event on January 30 sponsored by Don Bosco Prep. The location is easy, it is well-run and on-time, and last year it was one of the top 5 indoor regattas in the US based on attendance. CrossFit boxes are especially … More Ironmen Erg Classic Jan. 30
So today I was off the water as I mounted a new skeg on my single and I had very limited time, so I hopped on the Concept2 to do the Crossfit Endurance WOD from yesterday: 10 rounds, row 8 strokes at maximum wattage every minute. I modified the WOD slightly to have less rest … More Concept2 Peak Power redux
Today I got on the water in a single and did a very old favorite that I first suffered through in 2001. This was originated by Ted Bonnano, who has coached Fordham and NYAC for like a million years. I remember the first time I did it, I was rowing for North Bay Rowing Club … More A rowing WOD worthy of Crossfit Endurance
So I tried something new before my race last Friday, and it worked in spades. Usually I try to balance hyrdation, caffeine, and food so that I am fueled, right on the cusp of an empty stomach at the starting line, don’t have excess water weight in my body, don’t have to run to the … More An unconventional pre-race meal?
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
Thanks to Kelly Starrett and the friendly folks at San Francisco CrosSFit for having me as a guest for a couple of WODs this week. Coach Angel, your method of breaking down the power clean definitely helped me make an improvement in my technique, and I appreciate the encouragement to exceed 320 meters on 4 … More Thanks to San Francisco CrosSFit !
We all know that sleep is an important component of overall health, whether you are a Crossfitter or not. It’s when the body recovers, grows, and adapts. Lack of sleep contributes to weight gain and a myriad of other issues. Mark’s Daily Apple just published a good article about all aspects of sleep as a … More Try f.lux to ease sleep after late-night blogging !