I'm planning to take up competitive rowing and since I have zero rowing experience, I will be starting a two-week learn-to-row program on Monday. The program runs 5 days a week from 6.00am until 7.30am (1.5 hours). (this will be followed by a 2 month intermediate competitive rowing instruction program, three times a week). Based on the information given to me, the program will focus on the correct techniques of rowing and also some basic exercises to strengthen the muscles necessary to effective rowing. I currently do weight training - 6 days a week with cardio everyday and three days upper body and three days lower body exercises. My question is, should I suspend my weight training while I'm doing rowing for fear of overdoing it? Or should I just continue as normal (i.e. go rowing in the morning and go to the gym to lift weights in the evening)? I've asked the rowing coach but I wasn't satisfied with his answer and would appreciate any input from this forum. Thanks!