Who is Dark Horse Rowing

Who is Dark Horse Rowing?

Built by Shane Farmer, Shane found rowing in college at the University of San Diego having never tried the sport before. While rowing, he discovered CrossFit as a way to strength train and prepare for competition. After college, he jumped headfirst into competing in CrossFit and found his way onto a team that made it to the world championships of CrossFit, the CrossFit Games, 4 years in a row.

  • CrossFit Games 2010
  • CrossFit Games 2011
  • CrossFit Games 2012
  • CrossFit Games 2013

What struck him though was the void of knowledge and coaching surrounding the rowing machine despite its prevalence in so many different methodologies of training. It was here that the seeds of Dark Horse Rowing were planted.

Dark Horse began in 2015 after 5 years of coaching for Concept2 as a Master Instructor and deciding to begin offering programming and coaching online in order to be able to better spread the word of good movement on the rowing machine.

It has since blossomed into the marriage of Shane’s time coaching the Concept2 Instructor Courses, his experiences as an athlete himself, and coaching other world class athletes how to use the rowing machine effectively.

This bring us to today, and why this course exists.

Dark Horse

Dark Horse stands for support and the concept of good movement.

We support coaches, athletes, and anyone who desires to learn about how to move well. We believe that movement is life, and good movement is necessary for longevity, health, and general physical preparedness.

We us the rowing machine as a training tool. Not the end-all-be-all of workout equipment. We believe if can and should be a valuable piece of equipment for you and your clients and athletes.

We are built by athletes, coaches, enthusiasts, geeks, and nerds about the rowing machine. If you have a question about the Concept2 Machine, we have the answer. And if you stump us, our team is made up of the most brilliant minds in the world who will be able find the answer.

We are committed to and believe the Concept2 machines are the best rowing machines in the world. They are versatile, rugged, smooth, and they’re built to be work horses. Through this course, you will learn how to truly get the most out of it.

We support C2 and what they stand for as a company and as human beings.

We are your guide to the Concept2 machine.