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CrossFit Radio, Episode 107

By Justin Judkins

In Coaching, Radio, Rowing

February 17, 2010

Audio Article

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

Video Article

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… 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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Todd vs. the C2 Rower

By Todd Widman and Bruce Kocher

In Rowing, Videos

August 16, 2009

Video Article

“We’re going into battle,” Bruce Kocher of Concept 2 tells Todd Widman. Todd’s challenge is to row 500 meters in less than 1:20. Bruce warns: “This is maybe one of the toughest things you are going to do athletically. So get nasty with it. You’ve got the training. You’re plenty fit.”

In this video by Again Faster the story begins on the first day of a Level 1 cert at CrossFit New England. Todd sat down to pull a 200… Continue Reading

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In Rowing, Videos

July 30, 2009

Video Article

In the third of four Concept 2 rowing lessons with former Olympic coach Chris Wilson, Jon Gilson of Again Faster learns about the importance of the preparation phase of the stroke sequence.

The preparation phase begins as soon as the previous stroke is completed. Avoid the common beginner’s mistake of releasing the seat too soon and having the knees come up. Take the time to set up the proper sequence… Continue Reading

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In Rowing, Videos

July 25, 2009

Video Article

The complex relationship between power output and stroke rate is poorly understood by many athletes new to the Concept 2 rower, the company’s co-founder tells Jon Gilson of Again Faster in the second part of our three part series. Peter Dreissigacker takes Jon through a drill used to acquaint athletes with the machine. Going faster doesn’t always mean going harder. And rowing many strokes doesn’t… Continue Reading

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How to Row on the Water

By Jon Gilson

In Rowing, Videos

July 19, 2009

Video Article

In this video, Jon Gilson of Again Faster “graduates” from indoor rowing on the Concept2 erg to rowing on the water in a one-man scull at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Vermont. Jon’s instructor is Judy Geer, a veteran coach and three-time Olympian.

Judy notes some similarities and some differences in comparing the scull to the erg. The body mechanics and coordination are quite similar… Continue Reading

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