Today we're working leg drive, hip explosiveness, core strength and all three metabolic pathways (phosphogen-creatine, glycolytic and oxidative) with 1000m rowing sprints. 1000m is just long enough to not go all out and short enough where your pace needs to be faster than you think. This medium distance sprint can be challenging. Your heart, lungs and legs will really start to burn halfway through, and that's just the distance in the sprint where you'll take it up a notch.
You'll be working on your rowing skill with Coaches Leslie or Becky in class today before you make your first sprint attempt. It is SO important to recruit your hips when you row. You dump significant power by not swinging your torso between 11 and 1. Don't be surprised if your Coach videos your rowing stroke and shows you where you can be better.
Watch today's Technique Tuesday video with Shane Farmer, owner of Dark Horse Rowing and head of the CrossFit Rowing program. He has some great tips on learning how to recruit your hips for better rowing. You might recognize the "pick" drill as our crew warm-up. Good luck today!
Skill Work: ROWING!
3 x 1000m Row
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