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Couple more beginner questions.

By far my most powerful area are my quads, I have always progressed in squats compared to my other lifts. When I am on the ERG I feel like I can’t fully utilize my quads because the tension is at its lowest when starting the movement. When I try to …

Ergs make me feel sick!

Hi all,

First reddit post, and first ever rowing post on anything!

Been coastal rowing for 4 years now. Live on an island so great tides and scenery.

Anyway, because I have such great water access I have learnt and always trained on the water, and never so much on …

Switching from rower to coxswain, any advice?

I was a rower for all four years of high school then decided to take a break once I got to college. I recently decided to get back into it and join my college’s club rowing team as a coxswain. Even though I have a leg up compared to other …

What's your best 100m erg time?

Last weekend at a club regatta I jumped on the erg at a Rowing NZ tent and got 14.0 (1.10 average split) for a 100m sprint. Turns out I beat Mahe and the Kiwi Pairs best 100m times, see picture here

Now I realise this doesn’t exactly mean a lot …

Opinions on the elevation training mask?

I read something about Sherman’s (RB for the Seahawks) recommendation for the elevation training mask; he claims that using it during cardio workouts will acclimate one’s lungs to a less oxygen rich environment, and thus increase one’s cardiovascular ability. Obviously he’s no researcher or scientist, so I’m more than a …