500m pieces and water breaks

Just wondering what you guys opinions would be on 500m erg piece breaks and water. For example doing 8x500m 1min off as a 2k predictor. Would you allow yourself water during the breaks? Would that make it easier? Or then make the actual 2k seem harder? As you can’t take …

Compression socks?

Does anyone use compression socks while rowing? Are there any brands that you would recommend? I just found out that I have vasovagal syncope, which is why I feel like I’m going to faint a lot and my doctor told me to get compression socks to help. Does anyone else …