Want to improve your rowing? Want to test yourself in the C.R.A.S.H. B’s this year?

Some words on the C.R.A.S.H. B’s from Eugene…
CRASH-Bs are a really fun event (this year it will be held on 02/17/2013), I’ve done it myself four times I believe. I’ve successfully convinced a couple of my friends to do it with me (Hanson, for one). I’d love to get the word out about this among the Southie crowd.ย  The 2k is an event that teaches you a lot about yourself and if people can’t be running, then they can at least be Erging, right?
Eugene has rowed for six years, four of them at the varsity collegiate level and he also coached for one year at the collegiate level.ย  He will be giving some quick and dirty Erging seminars, on Saturday’s at 11:30 every Saturday in January,ย  and dishing out rowing floater WODs leading into the event so people have that familiarity with how to do a 2k.
Post to comments if you are interested in the Seminars and/or rowing your bunskis off in the C.R.A.S.H. B’s this year.

Strength Complex- 20 mins to establish max weight without letting go of the bar
5 Deadlifts
5 Hang Cleans
5 Jerks
5 Front Squats

5 rounds
3 Minute AMRAP
3 hang squat cleans (115,80)
20 double unders
Rest 1 minute after each 3 minute cycle

Level 2 (95,65)
Level 1 (75,45)


  • Bobby Roosco

    12/16/2014 @ 12:16 am

    I have never done any of these kinds of exercises. I am assuming that I will get a lot stronger because I will be activating muscles that I have never used. I am excited to see what it’s all about. http://Www.crossfitreflex.com

  • jason barrow

    12/29/2012 @ 2:11 am

    Strength: 135#
    WOD: 19 Rx

  • nicole d

    12/29/2012 @ 1:50 am

    Strength complex: 95 lbs
    WOD: 15, Rx/10 DUs

  • JBo

    12/28/2012 @ 11:57 pm

    Barbell Complex: 125lbs (up 20lbs from when I last did this one back in early July)
    WOD: 2 + 2 + 2 + 1 + 2 (L2 = 95lbs) Would have liked to get more rounds but on the bright side this was the first WOD I can remember where I didn’t scale back the # of dubs

    And finally, would definitely be interested in attending a couple of rowing seminars in January.

  • Nicholas Senckowski

    12/28/2012 @ 5:54 pm

    I’m in for all

  • Babz

    12/28/2012 @ 5:08 pm

    I’m in! I rowed last year for the first time and had a blast. This year I’ll be one of the younger ones in my age group – always a perk. It’s one of the few activities where my height is a bonus. Pull ups – suck. Rowing – super!

  • Eugene

    12/28/2012 @ 4:34 pm

    Hey everyone, it’s great to see so much interest in the rowing 101 class already!

    Since the first Saturday is still one week away I think I’ll begin to collect emails + contact info now. Shoot me a quick email at [email protected] with “rowing 101” in the subject line (I don’t expect any blurb or introduction; an empty email body is perfectly acceptable) or just hit me up on facebook (I’m friends with Crossfit Southie, that’s probably the easiest way to find me). This way I can send a reminder around this time next week to come to the class!

    Let’s see if tagging people alerts them to this message… @c73fadf9265b1ddc09c5067da60d6d44:disqus @8b8cbf69f788041b16505ac9a00e5a15:disqus, @kaitlynemerick:disqus, @e88ae4867a5d1ce8702422b4a47516aa:disqus, @d248222e93a55e2443363c6c0eab5f4b:disqus, @facebook-543190283:disqus, @disqus_9lGTqEuc0c:disqus, @d2d44e2b85df28147e7037526ffed084:disqus, @618a2439ab70d1a70308141d9475674d:disqus

    • Eugene

      12/28/2012 @ 4:59 pm

      Gonna file that under “failed technology attempts”.

  • Joel Carpenter

    12/28/2012 @ 3:54 pm

    Seriously in need of rowing help.

  • Rob Ware

    12/28/2012 @ 3:09 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try the Crash Bs. I’m in. Would likely come for some Sat sessions as well.

  • Kaitlyn Emerick

    12/28/2012 @ 2:47 pm

    I would be interested in rowing help and also trying out a competition.

  • Petra

    12/28/2012 @ 2:43 pm

    I’m interested in anything that makes rowing less miserable.

  • Kelly

    12/28/2012 @ 1:52 pm

    I would do a Saturday seminar!

  • Sebastian Buhaley

    12/28/2012 @ 10:40 am

    i’m in for a seminar and comp.

  • nicole d

    12/28/2012 @ 2:41 am

    100% in on both the help and the competition!

  • andrea m

    12/28/2012 @ 2:33 am

    I’m down for the Saturday seminars since you took my advice and all… ๐Ÿ™‚ not sure about the comp, don’t know my schedule yet

  • Eugene

    12/28/2012 @ 1:42 am

    Just to throw some links out there for people who are curious:

    Here’s the info page for the CRASH-Bs. It’s a $25 registration fee, gotta do it by mid-January, and it’ll take place in the Agganis Arena over at BU– http://www.crash-b.org/web/competitors/registration-info-2/

    This should give you an idea of what the event looks like: http://youtu.be/v-ydP6ovQEA

    This should give you an idea of what kind of beast mode that a 2k will bring out in you: http://youtu.be/d4OflmzVdOI

    And just a few words to convince those on the fence: if anything, just come to the Saturday rowing seminars and learn how to really row! If you are planning on being competitive in the Open in March or just want to figure out some tricks to make erging less miserable, then you should stop by for a bit. The erg is a big mind game, and it can expand your mental toolbox because of the powerful ways it’ll translate to just about every pulling movement you do on a barbell.

  • Kara

    12/28/2012 @ 1:42 am

    I am interested in rowing help and trying a 2k competition.

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