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In Rowing, Videos

July 14, 2009

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Maintaining pressure on the foot stretcher of the Concept2 erg with the upper portion of the foot is crucial, Jon Gilson of Again Faster learns in part two of our five-part series on how to row faster.

Moving the feet from side to side or up and down results in lost power, wasted energy and slower times. There are only two places the work is transferred from the body to the C2 erg: the handle and foot… Continue Reading

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In Rowing, Videos

July 09, 2009

Video Article

As our rowing series continues, Jon Gilson of Again Faster gets the first of three explanations on how to maximize the training capacity of the C2 rower from a man who ought to know: Peter Dreissigacker, the co-founder of Concept 2.

Jon learns that there are different ways of creating power on the erg. Sometimes just pulling faster isn’t the best approach. Peter demonstrates the concept by putting… Continue Reading

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In Rowing, Videos

July 03, 2009

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CrossFitters are not shy when it comes to rowing. They work hard. But many focus too much on the monitor and too little on the technique of maximizing stroke length that leads to faster times.

In the first in a series of instructional videos, Chris Wilson of Concept 2, a former Olympic coach, shows Jon Gilson of Again Faster how to row faster. Like many CrossFitters, Jon brings a… Continue Reading

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Bruce Kocher: Watt Contest

By Bruce Kocher

In Rowing, Videos, Workouts

May 02, 2009

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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… Continue Reading

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Dampers and Fast Hands

By Bruce Kocher

In Rowing, Videos

April 03, 2009

Video Article

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 talks to a voluntary group of participants who decided to come… Continue Reading

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Rowing a Sub-7 2k—Without Rowing?

By EvaClaire EC Synkowski

In Rowing, Sports Applications

March 30, 2009

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EC Synkowski is a CrossFitter. She’s also a trainer, and part of the traveling Level 1 certification team. She was built to row (according to those in the field), though she has no formal training and only moderate interest.

Last year, she competed for the first time in the Concept2 Crash-B 2K sprint event. She pulled a 7:11.2, which put her 24th in the world. So, she was looking forward to… Continue Reading

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In Rowing, Videos, Workouts

March 05, 2009

Video Article

Angela Hart is a Concept2 Master Coach and a CrossFit certified trainer. She explains her rowing strategy for Fight Gone Bad. The goal is to row as many calories as possible in one minute. She suggests mixing in half and three quarter strokes with full strokes. Not only does it help psychologically get through the minute, there’s a physical boost to power output with the partial strokes.

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In Rowing, Videos

February 23, 2009

Video Article

Angela Hart is a Concept2 Master Coach and a CrossFit certified trainer. She talks about excellence in execution on the rower, much like Coach Glassman talks about virtuosity. Unlike common “cardio” machines in which there is a manufactured line of action, there is a huge opportunity for variation on the indoor rower, for both good or bad mechanics.

The monitor doesn’t lie. It tells you exactly what your real output is. The only way to… Continue Reading

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