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In Exercises, Rowing, Videos

September 17, 2011

Video Article

Concept2 master trainer Angela Hart shows how adjustments in your rowing technique can improve your power and efficiency.

At the catch, you want to achieve an acute angle of about 60 degrees, whereas at the finish, you want to achieve an obtuse angle of about 120 degrees, Hart says. While most rowers can achieve the angle at the back of their stroke, the front angle is problematic.

“You’ve gotta close the… Continue Reading

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In Equipment, Exercises, Rowing, Videos

September 10, 2011

Video Article

Concept2 master trainer Angela Hart provides tips for improving your rowing efficiency. The force-curve display in the rower’s monitor is one way to evaluate the power and efficiency of your rowing stroke.

“You want it to be smooth,” Hart says. “But don’t be, you know, too hung up on the actual shape of your force curve.”

Hart analyzes common force-curve shapes. For example, a divot in the front half of the force curve shows a lack… Continue Reading

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In Equipment, Rowing, Videos

September 03, 2011

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In this video, Concept2 master trainer Angela Hart discusses damper setting and cautions against calling it “the resistance.”

“Please don’t ever let it pass your lips that this is ‘the resistance’ because it is not,” she says.

According to Hart, resistance is completely different than drag, which is what the damper setting controls. The drag mimics the weight of the boat.

“You create the resistance by how hard you work,” she says. “So if… Continue Reading

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In Equipment, Rowing, Videos

August 21, 2011

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Angela Hart, a Concept2 master trainer, gives the lowdown on maintaining your rowers for long and efficient use. She specifically tackles how you can refurbish a used rower yourself.

Hart instructs the trainers to store rowers with the handle at the chain guard, not at the hook, because tension on the bungee system reduces the chain recoil. Telltale signs of a lose bungee are that lack of natural recoil and a slackened chain at… Continue Reading

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Rowing Instruction: Rower Maintenance

By Rory McKernan and Greg Hammond

In Rowing, Videos

April 29, 2011

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Join Rory McKernan of CrossFit HQ Media as he receives some rowing tips at a CrossFit Rowing Seminar. In this video, McKernan learns how to perform basic rower maintenance from Greg Hammond of Concept2.

Hammond recommends storing the rowers as two pieces for safety and for saving space, and he shows how easy it is to take the rower apart and put it back together again.

For chain maintenance, the location of your affiliate… Continue Reading

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Rowing Instruction: Operating the Monitor

By Rory McKernan and Greg Hammond

In Rowing, Videos

April 12, 2011

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Join Rory McKernan of CrossFit HQ Media as he receives some rowing tips at a CrossFit Rowing Seminar. In this video, he gets the scoop on the rowing monitor from Greg Hammond of Concept2.

“I would say most CrossFitters, even with a PM3, (are) using maybe 2 or 3 percent of what it can do,” Hammond says. He shows McKernan how the monitor can make a difference in CrossFit workouts and programming.

One of these… Continue Reading

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Learning How to Row With an Olympian: Part 2

By Erin Cafaro and Rory McKernan

In Rowing, Videos

March 29, 2011

Video Article

Join Rory McKernan of CrossFit HQ Media as he receives some rowing tips from Rowing Seminar trainer Erin Cafaro, who won an Olympic gold medal in Beijing in the women’s eights event. Cafaro coaches McKernan through a rowing session on a Concept2.

In Part 2, Cafaro provides some tips to fine tune your rowing technique.

“The idea is to keep this chain as tight as possible. You never want any slack because that is ... a… Continue Reading

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Learning How to Row With an Olympian: Part 1

By Erin Cafaro and Rory McKernan

In Rowing, Videos

March 17, 2011

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Join Rory McKernan of CrossFit HQ Media as he receives some rowing tips from Rowing Seminar trainer Erin Cafaro, who won an Olympic gold medal in Beijing in the women’s eights event.

Cafaro coaches McKernan through a rowing session on a Concept2, and her first instructions focus on the set-up.

“Every time you sit on an erg, you want to kind of personalize it for yourself,” she says as she sets… Continue Reading

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