Bruce Kocher is a master rower instructor for Concept 2 (when he’s not flying 767s internationally for Delta). He recently attended a CrossFit Level 1 certification seminar at Rogue Fitness in Gahanna, OH. As passionate as he is about rowing, he couldn’t help but hold several impromptu instructional sessions throughout the weekend.
In this video by CrossFit Again Faster, Bruce describes a max wattage contest that proved popular with CrossFitters at the cert after a couple adult barley pop beverages. It’s a way to test maximum instantaneous power on the rower. The machine doesn’t record the max, but you can take note the biggest number generated on the screen.
Bruce talks about one tall participant who generated over 900 watts, which is a world-class number.