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post #376 of 565
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Originally Posted by unclesam099 View Post
Wow, never knew this thread existed. Rowed just 20' at 1:52.2 today, nice easy day. Wasn't really feeling it.

Rowed 4 years at Purdue 2001-2005, highlights included Dad Vail Silver in the MV8+ and 8th in the MV4+ at IRA. Coached frosh/novice 2005-2006. My guys went on to win Dad Vail 2x in the V8+. 6:17.8 in the 2k was PR. Bought an erg after college, rowing the single now.

Pretty awesome to see so many others out there that are rowing.

To keep this semi-SF related, do you also have a difficult time finding slim fit pants that fit your thighs??

That's damn impressive. Anyway, did a 2k today. Was planning on just lifting, but some teammates were doing 2k's, so I figured what the hell....my nose started bleeding all over the place just before I started, and I ended up 16 seconds above my PR. Fuck. At least now I have cool bloodstains on my shirt. Gotta keep hitting the sprint workouts hard.
post #377 of 565
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I used to row in high school, burned out and just this past semester got back into it for PE credit. The benchmark is the 2k, which from your 500m pieces you can get a decent understanding of.

I don't know if you've rowed before, but form is incredibly important not only for your wellbeing but also so that people that used to row don't look at you and laugh to themselves. (they do and they will)

I did my 2k for the end of the semester the other day and it was around 7:40, which isn't awful, but it's nowhere near where I was in high school, especially considering I weighed 15 lbs less then, as scrawny as I was.

I find 10k or 30 minute pieces to be quite nice actually. For you, you'd probably keep a split around 2:05-2:15 for the whole piece. How much did you rest between 500m pieces?


I used to row for a pre-workout warm-up to get the blood flowing. Some of the guys from our Crew team(college) showed me the form, and I would get on and row 1:50/500m for 10 minutes everyday before my workout. I didn't take any breaks, but could I have gotten on a D1 school with times like that, or is there more to it?
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I used to row for a pre-workout warm-up to get the blood flowing. Some of the guys from our Crew team(college) showed me the form, and I would get on and row 1:50/500m for 10 minutes everyday before my workout. I didn't take any breaks, but could I have gotten on a D1 school with times like that, or is there more to it?
It would depend on the school and the weight class. For a decent heavyweight program you'd likely have to be pulling 1:50 splits for at least a 10k. Not to say that you couldn't have made it, but you'd have to put a lot of work in. It also gets a lot harder when you're in boats. Sorry to hear about the 2k, Wmmk. You'll get it back when you do an actual one.
post #379 of 565
i erged with lightweight crew today, we did 5x2k w/ 5 min rests, then 5x1min w/ 1 min rests. the best parts were resting and finishing.

aren't a lot of crew guys around 200 lbs of solid muscle? do they get that way from straight up rowing or from strength and conditioning? i wanna get bigger, right now i'm 6'2" 175.
post #380 of 565
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bach, that workout sounds pretty brutal. Where do you go to school?

Anyway, rowing (and only rowing) will give you massive quads and forearms, and pretty big lats. That said, most of the really big rowers do lift outside of crew. While pecs, delts, etc. aren't actively used in pulling the oar/erg chain, it definitely helps to have a big chest so that you've got some weight to throw around behind the erg handle.
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It would depend on the school and the weight class. For a decent heavyweight program you'd likely have to be pulling 1:50 splits for at least a 10k. Not to say that you couldn't have made it, but you'd have to put a lot of work in. It also gets a lot harder when you're in boats.

Sorry to hear about the 2k, Wmmk. You'll get it back when you do an actual one.

Hey thanks. Yeah, I bet it would be harder in a real boat. I was on a Concept II rower. The guys told me #3 was equal to water, but it felt too light, so I was doing #5 or #6.
post #382 of 565
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bach, that workout sounds pretty brutal. Where do you go to school?
uc berkeley
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Anyway, rowing (and only rowing) will give you massive quads and forearms, and pretty big lats. That said, most of the really big rowers do lift outside of crew.
cool. i dunno if my body will be able to handle weight training on top of rowing 5-6 times a week, though.
post #383 of 565
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i erged with lightweight crew today, we did 5x2k w/ 5 min rests, then 5x1min w/ 1 min rests. the best parts were resting and finishing.

aren't a lot of crew guys around 200 lbs of solid muscle? do they get that way from straight up rowing or from strength and conditioning? i wanna get bigger, right now i'm 6'2" 175.


I was rowing for my collegiate team last semester at 6'2" 170lb. My coach told me to either drop 15 or gain 30. I wasn't doing much lifting outside of rowing, as I have a pretty narrow frame and I don't think jacked arms/shoulders/back would be a good look for me. I did gain muscle mass up top from the workouts we did at practices. I was able to stay competitive by doing tons of low back/core/leg work. Having a large upper body (as in being physically taller, or having more mass up top) helps with the finish of the stroke, and overall improves ability, but if you're tall already, you can "get by" without it, but being competitive in rowing, where the top guys are 6'5", you'll need all the extra strength you can get.
post #384 of 565
New to rowing, and new to the forum. Apologies if this has been touched on in this thread, but I didn't see it in the first few pages, and wasn't about to go through 26 pages to find it. When you guys typically row, what resistance do you use? I've been keeping a 2:00/500m pace or so for the resistance 7 or 8 (on a Concept 2) for 20+ minutes. Do you usually row at resistance 10? Just wondering.
post #385 of 565
3-4 simulates water resistance and i think it's usually advised not to row at 10
post #386 of 565
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3-4 simulates water resistance and i think it's usually advised not to row at 10

Halfway between 3 and 4 is what crews row at, as it is equal to the water resistance, as bach said. Especially starting out, lower is better. You can still pull the same times, but it reduces the potential for damaging your knees/back until you can master form.
post #387 of 565
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Did 12x1:00 yesterday. Averaged a 1:39.5, felt pretty good about that.

Today, ran up the 80 flights of the Aon Center in Chicago with some other crew guys for a charity event.
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Did 12x1:00 yesterday. Averaged a 1:39.5, felt pretty good about that.

Today, ran up the 80 flights of the Aon Center in Chicago with some other crew guys for a charity event.

How much warm up time did you put in before busting out the intervals?
post #389 of 565
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Halfway between 3 and 4 is what crews row at, as it is equal to the water resistance, as bach said. Especially starting out, lower is better. You can still pull the same times, but it reduces the potential for damaging your knees/back until you can master form.

This thread is the first I've heard of 3/4 being water equal... When I rowed it was 4+/5... Doesn't the Concept II site say 5?
post #390 of 565
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i erged with lightweight crew today, we did 5x2k w/ 5 min rests, then 5x1min w/ 1 min rests. the best parts were resting and finishing. aren't a lot of crew guys around 200 lbs of solid muscle? do they get that way from straight up rowing or from strength and conditioning? i wanna get bigger, right now i'm 6'2" 175.
Do you row yourself? You were rowing with some of the best in the country/world. Thats why your workout was so insane. A lot of Cal rowers are simultaneously olympic rowers for their home countries. They just attend Cal to get an edu at the same time. Gotta love amateur athletics. Edit: I don't have the answer to your question, and I am not a life long rower. But the kids you are rowing with are genetically gifted and have been doing it for a long time. And the top rowers are generally 210-220 in my experience.
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