CrossFitters and rowers, I thought I’d do a post on how to actually implement this week’s CrossFit Endurance rowing workout, as it’s a tough one to figure out: Row (TUE): 6:00 of 125m sprints on 0:30, recover 3:00, 4:00 of 125m sprints on 0:30, recover 2:00, 2:00 of 125m sprints on 0:30 A couple of … More How To Implement This Week’s CFE WOD
Some people have inquired recently about how to judge proper intensity levels on short intervals. My answer is that, much like you have to train yourself to do a snatch, you have to train yourself to recognize what max intensity really feels like and how to combine mental, physical, and technical details in order to … More Judging Intensity on Short Intervals
I saw some questions on the CrossFit Endurance site this week about how to set up the C2 to measure watts while doing a Tabata 20:10 short interval workout. I think the CFE crew threw a curveball to the community when they switched from “post your meters” to “post your watts,” but in fact average … More How to Measure Tabata Watts on the C2
Many of us on the East Coast are preparing to submerge for a week of rain and lost power with Hurricane Sandy, and possible an early end to the fall rowing season based on experience with Hurricane Irene last year. How do you fit in training given the flurry of preparations and the fact that … More Training Through Hurricane Sandy–Minimum Effective Dose
Readers, Happy New Year and thanks for reading this blog. I’d love to hear from you on topics you’d like me to cover in 2012, especially as it’s an Olympic year. What are the things you need to know but can’t find information on? Please comment or use the Feedback link to let me know … More Happy New Year 2012–What Would You Like to Hear About in the CrossFit and Rowing Worlds?
Bonjour et bonne année ! This is a great video of some French athletes setting a new 2K record on the Concept2 indoor rower. About 1:25 minutes in, note how the shoulders remain on a level horizontal plane throughout the stroke – there is no wasted energy here. There is no up/down movement of the … More Video of new French 2K Indoor Rowing Record
Every year at about this time I tend to check in with some of my favorite rowing-related sites from around the world to look for new ideas to try during winter training here in the northeast US. Dr. Valery Kleshnev of biorow.com is a sure bet for some interesting analysis of force curves and biometrics, … More Great Article on Concept2 Drag Factor vs. On-Water Oar Load