S&C WOD 5/25/15: Memorial Day Murph – Post Time and Experience

Strength and Conditioning WOD:

In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, age 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan on June 28th 2005. - ℅ mdmfunraiser.com

In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, age 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan on June 28th 2005. – ℅ mdmfunraiser.com

Memorial Day Murph

Memorial Day is a great time to be with family and friends as we remember those who have lost their lives fighting for our freedom.  If you’re lacking hugs in your life, use today as an opportunity to change things up.  Go hug a friend or love one.  Live life and enjoy the journey, it’s to short not to.

“Murph” consists of the following:
  • 1 Mile Run to start
  • 100 Pull-ups
  • 200 Push-ups
  • 300 Squats
  • 1 mile run to finish

For time: Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you’ve got body armor or a twenty pound vest, wear it.

Do not be discouraged if you can’t do the entire workout (Not many can). Anyone can do their own version of Murph. The idea is to challenge yourself and do a little more a little faster every year.

Post your time and experience to comments!

Rowing WOD 5/23/15: 4 x 2:00 w/ :30 Rest – Post Splits

Rowing WOD:

Renegade Rowing Workshop - Saturday, March 22nd - 1:00-3:00 pm @Mountain Strength CF - Register Here!

4 x 2:00 w/ :30 Rest

  • 2k Race Pace
  • Execute Race Plan – Look at Tuesday’s Rowing WOD to adjust your plan and pick the right splits.
  • Post Average Splits to Comments.

Today’s Rowing WOD is all about executing your race plan and sticking to your splits.  For the first piece come out fast with a good start and then 7 to 10 quick strokes.  Then be sure to settle right to the pace you’d like to hold for the first 500m of a 2k.   For the second and third pieces paddle into them and hold strong at your ideal race pace.  Imagine they are the second and third 500m of the race.  During the 30 seconds of rest paddle lightly, take deep breaths through your nose, and try to bring your heart rate down.  For the last piece hold steady at your race pace and then sprint out the last 30 seconds like you’re sprinting for the finish line.  Have positive mental cues ready for all 4 pieces just like during the race.  There is no room for negativity or “I can’t…” phrases.  They won’t help you.  Just sit up, breath, push the legs down, swing, have quick hands, and attack.  Each stroke is an opportunity to spin that flywheel a little faster and each piece an opportunity to get yourself that much closer to a personal record.  Get hungry and get after it!

Post your average 500m splits for each piece to comments.

Rowing WOD 5/22/15: 3x15min w/ 4min Rest – Post Distances

Rowing WOD:

Tryout for the Renegade Rowing Team this Friday!

3 x 15min w/ 4min Rest

Varying Stroke Rate as follows

  • 4min @ 20 s/m; 75% Pressure,
  • 3min @ 22 s/m; 80% Pressure,
  • 2min @ 24 s/m; 85% Pressure,
  • 1min @26 s/m; 90% Pressure,
  • 2min @24 s/m; 90% Pressure,
  • 3min @22 s/m; 90% Pressure

Today’s Rowing WOD will give athletes a chance to focus on a couple of technique fixes as well as gaining confidence to keep their head in the game every stroke for 15 minutes.  Pick a goal split you want to hold for each stroke rating and see how consistent you can be each time you’re at that rating.  Try to be a little more consistent and push a little bit farther each piece.  A good goal is to bring your split down by 3-5 seconds every time the rating shifts up.  When the rating shifts back down your goal should be to hold the same split you were holding on the last stroke rating.  Focus on smooth rhythm, vary the pressure of your drive and the length of your recovery to shift ratings, and breathe.

Report in with your distance rowed each piece.

Video Review: How can Tadhg help you? Checkout what he’s working on!

How’s it going Renegades?  Today we’re taking a look at Tadhg mid wod.  This is a video review that I put together to help him and you develop your stroke and find new areas to improve upon.  I’ll be posting regular video reviews about once a week, usually on Thursdays.  If you’d like feedback on your stroke or would like to see me talk about a certain area of the stroke, please let me know in  the comments.  If you’d like to be featured in the weekly Video Review please send me a 5 stroke video via email to pat@renegaderowing.com.


Strength and Conditioning WOD 5/20/15: “Duxbury Helen” – 3RFT – 250m Row, 21 Air Squats, 12 Push Ups – Post Time

Bob and Coach Pat attacking the 2k at CRASH-B 2014

Strength and Conditioning WOD:

“Duxbury Helen” – 3 Rounds For Time

  • 250m Row
  • 21 Air Squats
  • 12 Push Ups

Today’s focus is aerobic conditioning and mental strength.  Get in some good skill work to warmup with a 10min erg.  Be sure to warmup the air squat and push up as well.  Then attack the Strength and Conditioning WOD.  I created this WOD for the Duxbury Rowers working with Renegade Rowing on the weekends.  They don’t have a ton of equipment, but they have each other and that’s all you need to push harder than ever before.  Go hard for the start and finish, but be smooth and efficient through the bulk of the work.  Focus on breathing and consistent pace.  At the end of the day this will take about the same time as a race and allow you to mentally dig deep and push yourself harder.  In the end it’s all in your head.  How hard, how far, how fast can you push yourself?

Take quality strokes and have fun getting after it.

Post your time to comments as well as your splits for each 250m piece.