Let me guess, you see rowing as a confused movement that doesn’t make sense to anyone. It feels impossibly inefficient and whenever you get off the machine you’re pretty sure satan himself had a hand in helping to produce the thing.
You’re not alone. Thousands of CrossFitters everywhere claim rowing as their primary goat. The one movement that they’ve accepted as the most torturous of all movements in the sport of CrossFit.
Unfortunately, that mentality is leading to lost WOD’s everywhere. So let’s accept that this movement deserves as much focus as olympic lifting or gymnastics and move on to taming this goat for you so you can take this sport seriously either as an athlete or as a coach.
You’re being robbed of energy
An erg can only be muscled for so long before it fights back and makes you wish you didn’t exist. It’s a beautiful machine and it deserves to be treated as such. That means you need to finesse the erg to really get the most out of it. That feeling of not being able to connect to the machine and wasting yourself is a product of inefficient movement. Much like Kelly Starrett’s One Joint Rule we need to create connected progressions of movement so you’re not spending unnecessary energy to accomplish an end result.
Fighting back, a true story
Let’s do something about it. The effort to tame this machine is mostly focus. You’re all strong athletes and coaches with lots of potential, so we’re going to take that potential and turn it into efficient movement. Work your strength in your training and let us help with the efficiency. One day is more than enough to learn strategy, movement, error identification, and crush factor on the erg. JJ Christopher from Atlas CrossFit in Chicago, IL found a lot of ways to improve his own rowing and how to become a better coach because of the course as well.
It’s time you fight back against the erg, because when rowing shows up at regionals or the games you don’t want to be caught watching others fly by feeling stronger, with more energy, and ready to hit the rest of the workout.
Details, details, details…
Join us at CrossFit Invictus on Sunday, March 18th from 9 – 5 for this one day Certificate Course at a reasonably low cost of $395
- You’ll learn the secret strategy that helps some of the world top CrossFitters including Aja Barto, Matt Barnett, Camille Leblanc, and Elyse Umeda take on rowing workouts.
- Improve your coaching eye as you gain insight into how to look for and correct common errors
- Spend less energy to get the same scores you’re already getting, leaving you more ready for whatever comes next
A good athlete rests on the talents they’re given, a great athlete takes their weaknesses and turns them into talents. See you all on March, 18th.