Rowing Fitness

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Why Leaving Rowing Out of Your Workout is a Big Mistake

In terms of training value for time spent, there is little that comes close to rowing. It is a cardio, it is anaerobic and it is strengthening. By building rowing in to your CrossFit workout instead of running, you will be increasing the intensity and effectiveness of your training session several fold. To understand why …

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The Catch on a Lake

How to Improve Your Rowing Technique

Have you ever watched somebody row well and felt frustrated that the meters — or the calories — seemed to fly by for them and not for you? Do you cringe when the workout of the day involves rowing? If you are nodding yes to either of these questions, keep reading. Understanding the rower, combined …

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The 30 Minute Rowing Machine Workout

The rowing machine is one of the most effective yet most neglected pieces of equipment in the gym. The reason for this probably that it takes a bit of practice to get the technique right, but it is essential that you do. Have a look at this before you begin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ82RYIFLN8 and then spend a bit …

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Austria's lightweight men's double exhausted at the finish line © FISA

Poor Old Lactic Acid – the Pain is Not His Fault!!

Lactic acid gets some pretty bad press, but it doesn’t exist in the body for more than a few seconds. It is quickly converted into lactate and hydrogen ions and it is these little guys that drop the pH in the muscles making them acidic and painful. This article from World Rowing explains more.. Lactic …

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Row Machine Workout

The ultimate guide to the rowing machine

These Olympian-approved workouts and techniques are guaranteed to get you in killer shape without killing your back. YOU MAY HAVE noticed a rowing machine, otherwise known as an ergometer or “erg,” gathering dust in the corner of your neighborhood gym or as Frank and Claire Underwood’s workout of choice in House of Cards. If you’re …

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Why runners should be rowers.

This is a great post originally from www.firstdegreefitness-europe.com that struck a chord with me. I used to play a lot of rugby and got into rowing once I had stopped playing regularly. Rugby is an intense sport and as part of my training I did a lot of running and picked up a persistent calf …

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Indoor Rowing is more than just cardio

Why Indoor Rowing Is Much More Than Just Cardio

The term “cardio” is loosely used to define several activities. It is important to note some cardiovascular activities hold greater weight than others despite being under the same umbrella. Indoor rowing would be one of these activities. It is one of the more robust activities a person can use to lose weight and get stronger. …

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Rowing Is The New Spinning, Here’s Why

In previous years, spinning was the workout craze. Today, It’s been upgraded to rowing. You don’t want to miss out. Rowing machines have long been poo-pooed as too much work. However, today, the lowly rowing machine has seen a new surge in popularity. With upgrades in their technology and upgrades in style, the lowly rowing …

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Watch U.S. Olympians Teach Us Mortals How To Row

At first glance, rowing seems to belong to the well-heeled and faintly evil. In House of Cards the Underwoods stoically row their way into the right fitness level for world domination. The Winklevosses, those large adult twins, rowed big boats at the real Harvard and at the thinly fictionalized Harvard of the The Social Network. …

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10 ways to get better on the indoor rower

This is a great article written by the British newspaper The Telegraph just before this year’s Oxford vs Cambridge University boat race. There are a number of ways you can improve your performance on the Rowing Machine  and they’re not just about fitness… although that certainly helps!! Working out in the gym can help develop your self …

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