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The rowing community lost an amazing human being and phenomenal rower today. This is a self post; I do not want karma. I want others to know he lived, and kicked ass doing it. And if any of you knew him in this community, please share your stories.

He was 23. He rowed for Temple University and Vesper. He was training for the Junior Olympics. He was a physical specimen the likes of which I have never seen and never will see again. He rode his bicycle from Philadelphia to Key West to raise awareness for Autism Speaks. …

Extra erg sessions?

I swim 6 days a week in the winter for my high school swim team and usually try to get an erg in in the 45 minutes before the late bus picks me up. I was wondering what type of workouts can benefit me considering I’ve Swam for two hours …

Any advice on Butt pain?

So for about as long as I can remember since the first time I hopped on the erg I have had pretty bad pain in my rear. To describe it, it feels like my butt bones are poking through the skin and onto the hard seat. I’m not that flexible …

That all important 6:00 2k.

I feel as though I am close to the fitness level necessary to break 6:00 over 2k. However, as is the problem with fall season, my top end is woefully underdeveloped. Does anyone know what type of steady state numbers project you breaking 6? Or, just as importantly, what type …

Quick question...

Im a sophmore in high school and I’m realizing that collage is approaching… fast. Weight: 115 2k: 8:41 Height: 5’10

As of now I am in a pretty intense winter training program. Can I go sub 8 by march?

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Muscle imbalance from rowing port for 3 years

Hey everyone. I’m 20m, 6ft1, 180lb, and rowed port side exclusively for 3 years, I sprinkled in sculling and now I exclusively scull, but I’ve noticed my right lat is significantly smaller / weaker than my left lat.. I’ve gotten very proficient with sculling and I don’t pull myself around …

Best seat pad for erging?

With winter training starting up, I was wondering if anybody had any experience with using seat pads on the ergs. With the amount of volume that comes with winter training, one of the hardest things I find is just sitting on the erg for extended periods of time. I want …