*** Are you in the Greater Boston Area? Would you like to Row and Race on the Water? ***
Come to the Renegade Rowing Info Session at CrossFit Boston Iron and Grit this Saturday at 8:30am! Email Coach Pat for more information. ***
Rowing WOD 3/8/13:
5 Rounds For Time …
10 Calories (As few strokes as possible)
10 Power Cleans (95/65)
10 Push Ups
When combining rowing with other movements in a training WOD or competition WOD there are many ways to attack the erg. You can use the erg as active recovery to get warm and crush the other movements. You can go all out and pull as hard as you can every stroke to try to gain a lead on your competitors or increase your training stimulus. Or, you can row efficiently at a consistent effort that is somewhere in the middle of the previous two methods. All three are valid plans of attack and can be useful depending on the workout, your abilities, and your end goal.
Today’s Rowing WOD is all about trying to find that middle ground where you’re pushing as hard as you can with every stroke, but you’re also remaining efficient and balanced. The goal should be to row the 10 calories in as few strokes as possible, which means your power per stroke should be high and your stroke rating will probably be lower around 24 s/m. Be sure not to pause at the finish. Remember that efficient rowing is a continuous, smooth motion even when transitioning from the drive to the recovery and recovery to the drive. If you’re moving well you’ll be able to focus on the legs during the row, the hips during the power cleans, and the upper body during the push ups. Try to bust through unbroken for everything.
Post your time and number of strokes per round to comments!