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In Rowing, Videos

May 26, 2010

Video Article

Kevin Light of B.C., Canada, gave up hockey at 17, and more than a decade later he was rewarded with an Olympic gold medal in the men’s eights rowing event in Beijing, China.

In this video shot at CrossFit East Sacramento during a training session with the Rowing Canada team, Light talks about how he got into rowing, what he eats and how he trains.

Light also talks about intensity and how top rowers… Continue Reading

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In Rowing, Videos

May 08, 2010

Video Article

Cam Birtwell is a strength and conditioning coach at the Canadian Sports Centre Pacific, as well as the owner of CrossFit Zone in Victoria, B.C.

At CrossFit East Sacramento for a training session with the Rowing Canada team, Birtwell talks about movements he uses to push his athletes to the top of the podium. Some of the exercises include seated box jumps, barbell jump squats, overhead squats, shoulder-elevated hip thrusts and ball slams… Continue Reading

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In Rowing, Sports Applications, Videos

April 03, 2010

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Cam Birtwell is a strength and conditioning coach at the Canadian Sports Centre Pacific (CSCP), as well as the owner of CrossFit Zone in Victoria, B.C. He works with specialists including Olympic gold medalists and generalists, and he talks about the strategies he uses for both groups.

In CrossFit, we often state that we are training for the unknown and unknowable. Most frequently, we accomplish this goal by utilizing an intensive stimulus… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Crashes the C.R.A.S.H. B.s

By Tommy Hackenbruck and Tanya Wagner

In Athletes, Rowing, Videos

February 27, 2010

Video Article

Rowing is a movement where you can just set the damper to 10 and pull like hell, and some athletes use that strategy to post staggeringly fast times. But to really compete as a rower, you need to refine your movement so you can employ the most efficient technique and produce the best times.

Before competing in the Crash B World Indoor Rowing Championships in Boston, Mass., on Feb. 14, 2010, Tanya Wagner and Tommy… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio, Episode 107

By Justin Judkins

In Coaching, Radio, Rowing

February 17, 2010

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CrossFit Radio host Justin Judkins interviewed the World’s Fittest Female, Tanya Wagner, and Tennessee Tech University strength and conditioning coach Chip Pugh on Episode 107, webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010.

2:14 Tanya Wagner is the reigning CrossFit Games champion, and she also owns CrossFit Apex with her husband Josh. Tanya came on the show to offer a sneak peak into her upcoming FilFest 2010… Continue Reading

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In Rowing, Videos

December 02, 2009

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In the third and final part of his series, Concept 2 co-founder Peter Dreissigacker focuses on damper settings. He tells Jon Gilson of Again Faster that athletes who think they’re getting the best possible workout by always using the maximum damper setting of 10 are very likely mistaken.

Some fine athletes who can row 2,000 meters on the water in six minutes prefer to use a low damper settings. Some older… Continue Reading

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Rowing Fast

By Bruce Kocher

In Rowing, Videos

September 29, 2009

Video Article

How do you get the best time for a 200-meter pull on a Concept2 rowing machine?

C2 master instructor Bruce Kocher teaches a group of athletes at CrossFit New England how to get the lowest time for the sprint distance, covering topics such as torso angle, damper settings and the all-important start.

“More is not better,” Kocher says of the oft-misunderstood damper. “Elite rowers row at five and below. Many train at zero… Continue Reading

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In Rowing, Videos

September 07, 2009

Video Article

In the final part of our rowing series with former Olympic coach Chris Wilson of Concept2, Jon Gilson of Again Faster learns that drills can be frustrating because they force an issue. Drills spotlight problems and must be done perfectly to increase effectiveness.

Chris instructs Jon to hit different stroke rates at maximum power while implementing everything he has learned in previous lessons. Jon soon runs into problems because the… Continue Reading

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