Indoor Rower

2011 C.R.A.S.H.-B. Sprints Report

Mar 02, 2011

In 1982, 85 athletes gathered together in a boathouse at Harvard for the first ever CRASH-B Sprints. February 20 this year saw the 30th edition of what has gone on to become the World Indoor Rowing Championship. Since those early days, the race has outgrown a number of venues and is currently held at Boston University’s magnificent Agganis Arena. This year, over 2000 athletes from 22 different countries took part, with competitors ranging from ages 14 to 93, with Stephen Richardson and Paul Randall both winning hammers (the traditional CRASH-B victor’s prize) in the Men’s 90-94 Hwt and Lwt categories respectively. Continue Reading ›

The Dynamic Erg Prototype at the European Championships

Oct 06, 2010
The dynamic erg prototype made appearances at two major regattas in September: the World Masters Regatta in Canada and the European Championships in Portugal. This exposure gave us access to the impressions of current elite athletes as well as veterans in the sport. We’ve also received valuable feedback from several national teams training in both hemispheres. While the overall feedback continues to be positive, user comments have helped us identify a few more changes that will further improve the performance of the new design. Continue Reading ›

DISCIPLINE

Jul 23, 2010

dis•ci•pline Pronunciation: \ˈdi-sə-plən\Function: noun 1) Definition in use before US National Team Comeback: stop at two glasses of champagne, squeeze in an ab workout before skipping out of the gym, run the full Central Park loop instead of cutting through the middle, or erg on the Concept2 Indoor Rower instead of sleeping in after a long night out.Fast forward several months to the present day…2) Current definition of discipline: receptive to coaching, accept my sky-rocketing heart rate during the easiest of workouts, ignore the splits the girl next to me is “pulling” on the erg, and avoid “over-pulling” during steady state practices. Essentially, having enough discipline to train efficiently while respecting the boundaries of my present physical limits. Continue Reading ›

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