OK an explanation is in order. And for those of you who are technically inclined and are nerds at heart, read up! If not, skip down to the last line of this and get your short answer.
Rowing for Watts means rowing for maximum wattage. Wattage is a measure of Power output. Power = Work/Time. Generally, when we speak about power, there are really two types of power: Total power and instantaneous power. Total power would be across a defined time interval. For instance you can calculate Total Power by dividing total Joules (energy) rowed across 10 minutes. However, if you took this time interval to a infinitely small sliver of time you would be talking about instantaneous power (that is how much work you are doing within that infinitesimally small time domain.
If the weight of something is fixed, you can think of power essentially as speed. If you run a mile in 10 minutes, you likely increased your speed gradually and held that speed for the majority of the 10 minutes (probably 9 minutes 50 seconds). So, in this case,
Max instantaneous power = Total power
However, lets say you sprinted 100 meters in 15 seconds. Most likely, your max instantaneous speed (the fastest you were ever traveling occurred between somewhere between seconds 3-10 seconds into that effort. After that, you held onto your speed as much as it could but you likely slowed down from your PEAK speed. That’s because we know that the human energy system only allow us to go “all out sprint” a maximum of about 10 seconds. Anything beyond this time domain and we begin to utilize a different energy system and can no longer be considered “sprinting”.
So, for the WOD. What you should do is make sure the rower displays WATTS. Start rowing AS FAST AND POWERFULLY AS YOU CAN and pay attention to the number on the WATTS meter. As you row more powerfully and gain speed, you will see the WATTS number increase. When the Watts start decreasing, your set is over, and you will record the “peak watts” you were at before it started decreasing. Record this “peak watts” for all 12 rounds. Your score is the lowest peak watts and highest peak watts.
Happy Watting!

The product of an electromotive force on a current….. Or I guess in crossfit is the ability for a fire breathing dragon can lift a 165lb person a meter in the air in one second so and multiply that by 754

What is the by 1 for watts? Is it 30:30?

Beat me to it 😀

OK an explanation is in order. And for those of you who are technically inclined and are nerds at heart, read up! If not, skip down to the last line of this and get your short answer.

Rowing for Watts means rowing for maximum wattage. Wattage is a measure of Power output. Power = Work/Time. Generally, when we speak about power, there are really two types of power: Total power and instantaneous power. Total power would be across a defined time interval. For instance you can calculate Total Power by dividing total Joules (energy) rowed across 10 minutes. However, if you took this time interval to a infinitely small sliver of time you would be talking about instantaneous power (that is how much work you are doing within that infinitesimally small time domain.

If the weight of something is fixed, you can think of power essentially as speed. If you run a mile in 10 minutes, you likely increased your speed gradually and held that speed for the majority of the 10 minutes (probably 9 minutes 50 seconds). So, in this case,

Max instantaneous power = Total power

However, lets say you sprinted 100 meters in 15 seconds. Most likely, your max instantaneous speed (the fastest you were ever traveling occurred between somewhere between seconds 3-10 seconds into that effort. After that, you held onto your speed as much as it could but you likely slowed down from your PEAK speed. That’s because we know that the human energy system only allow us to go “all out sprint” a maximum of about 10 seconds. Anything beyond this time domain and we begin to utilize a different energy system and can no longer be considered “sprinting”.

So, for the WOD. What you should do is make sure the rower displays WATTS. Start rowing AS FAST AND POWERFULLY AS YOU CAN and pay attention to the number on the WATTS meter. As you row more powerfully and gain speed, you will see the WATTS number increase. When the Watts start decreasing, your set is over, and you will record the “peak watts” you were at before it started decreasing. Record this “peak watts” for all 12 rounds. Your score is the lowest peak watts and highest peak watts.

Happy Watting!

12 individual pulls for max power??

Watt??

I see watt you did there….

The product of an electromotive force on a current….. Or I guess in crossfit is the ability for a fire breathing dragon can lift a 165lb person a meter in the air in one second so and multiply that by 754

Reading the above comment just reminded me of this gem

HAHA

oof…every single time…that poor girl will never live that down

A. sure

B. meh

C. kinda fun lowest was 313 and highest was 370

pretty chill morning, welcome Shannon!