Rowing v.cardio

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  1. ralyks

    ralyks New Member

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    I jumped on the machine for fun the other day and got my ass kicked. I can do a few "sets" of 2minutes at 1:55/500m but I always feel like I'm dying in between. Definitely the easiest way to get my heart going.

    I'm wondering what is considered "good" condition as far as rowing goes? People talk about 7minute miles (I think?) for running, etc, what about for rowing?
     
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    k9style Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the sou

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    You may already know about this, but concept2.com is a good website for rowing information.
    http://www.concept2.com/sranking03/rankings.asp links to an online ranking page. You can get an idea of what other people in your age/weight group are doing.
     
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    Nice site. But the ranges are all over the place.

    But are those in boats or on machines?
     
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    k9style Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the sou

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    On machines, the concept2. Yeah your right the ranges are all over the place, still kind of cool to see what other people are doing.
     
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    http://www.concept2.co.uk/records/index.php?type=2000_world

    If I'm reading this right, in 19-29 age group for non light weight, it's a 5:38 for 2km :eek3:
    That's an average of 1:24/500m.

    Anyone have tips as far as form goes? I currently bring the handle all the way back to where it rests, which puts me on my toes, take a full breath and push out on my abs like I'm doing a deadlift, then try to pull with my back/arms and legs simultaneously. My lower back is a little sore this morning from it.
     
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    my understanding is that you dont need to go that far forward if you dont have the range of motion etc.
    my crew friends explained as
    legs then lean back slightly then arms
    and follow the opposite in the negative phase

    it should be hardest on your legs
    be careful about rounding your back and keep your knees lined up appropriatley
    i know knee and back injuries are the most common injuries amongst people who row competitively
     
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    play around on that website. its got a wealth of knowledge and will probably answer all your questions better then anybody here can. ie, here's the proper technique http://www.concept2.co.uk/training/technique.php
     
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    :cool: Guess I should stop being such a lazy cunt, eh.
     
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    I generally row for 20min before I start my workout. Gets me pumped and warmed up and ready.
     
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