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Old 04-19-2007, 07:58 PM   #1
David Goodrich
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Hello everyone,
I've been doing crossfit for a while now, on anf off for about a year. I figure its about time I started posting more on the boards/daily WODs. I'm 21 years old, approx 175lbs, college student at Colgate, vol. Firefighter, USMC Officer Candidate, decent athletic background. I'm coming off some physical therapy on my back/shoulder so I haven't been "allowed" to do a CFT yet...when I work up to strength again I'll see how I stack up. I've forced myself to become a "runner" (OCS will do that to ya) and can score under 20 mins for 5ks (19:07 was PB) but I also maintain a decent level of upper body strength (20+ pulls on my PFTs). I don't do these "kipping" pullups, but since every swears by them I guess I will give em a shot sometime.

I literally started rowing today as I hear its a great way to get a cardio/vomit inducing workout (the best kind)... so if anyone has any advice particular to rowing (C2 erg) that'd be a big help for me. Any questions shoot me a message or leave one here. Thanks for reading,

David Goodrich
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Old 04-20-2007, 03:12 AM   #2
Simon Bowley
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Hi David,

I have had a C2 at home for a year or so now and love it. I like to doing interval training on it, a good warmup (10-15 mins I do) then short hard bursts initially for 20 secs then working up to a minute with 1-3 mintues inbetween. I do that 8-12 times. The great thing is that it's fun AND the workout flies by!

I am not a qualified trainer - but that is what works for me. Sometimes I do long, steady sessions (30-60mins) with a HRM keeping it at about 75% just for cardio improvement but these sessions can be a little dull (one reason I'm starting with

Check out the C2 website and forum - good for picking up tips from some highly experinced rowers...

Hope that's some help!


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