Sessions exclusively Rowing?

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Sessions exclusively Rowing?

Post by Blindside » May 6th, 2021, 5:44 pm

Obviously, most people on the forum are really into their rowing but I was wondering if the typical session for most of you was just rowing. Would some of you be doing your session and also incorporating weights, or cycling and treadmills etc?

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Post by Ombrax » May 6th, 2021, 5:50 pm

I usually do some weights/kettlebell stuff too.

The quick research I did on this years ago suggested that it's better to do the weights first and save the cardio for later in the workout, but because the rowing is more important to me than the weights, I do the erg first then the weights.

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Post by Cyclist2 » May 6th, 2021, 6:10 pm

Depends on the goal. For general fitness, it's usually a long-ish UT1 row or a couple hour bike ride, maybe some stretching or core exercises. When following a training plan for a competition for example, it's a very specific rowing session plus weights on alternate days, usually the interval days.
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Post by MPx » May 6th, 2021, 6:37 pm

I do some Dumbbell circuits twice a week paired to an 8k steady state erg...the other days I just row, one or two of which will be hard sessions.
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Post by hjs » May 7th, 2021, 3:58 am

Blindside wrote:
May 6th, 2021, 5:44 pm
Obviously, most people on the forum are really into their rowing but I was wondering if the typical session for most of you was just rowing. Would some of you be doing your session and also incorporating weights, or cycling and treadmills etc?
Depends on your goal. Doing it crossfit style is certainly possible, but will not be good for technique. Mixing it up will make it tough to ingraine the movement well.
If its not your main exercise technique matters less.
I myself seldom combine things.

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Re: Sessions exclusively Rowing?

Post by OregonERG » May 11th, 2021, 12:10 am

When I row less that 30 minutes, I always add a run (or a spin on the trainer bike).

Or I will split it up. I like to do a 5km row in the morning because it is a time-friendly way to get a workout and then run in the afternoon. Those are always good days...

I don't do any form of exercise besides running, rowing, cycling, or swimming (if my gym is open). I don't lift at all.
48 years, 6'0 & 170 lbs. | 2km - 6:59.2 / 5km - 18:13.7 / 30 min - 8085m / 10km - 37:12.5 / Hour Best - 15,823m

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Re: Sessions exclusively Rowing?

Post by KeithT » May 11th, 2021, 3:43 pm

If doing CrossFit and it has rowing I will combine - otherwise I keep weights and other training separate from ERGing.
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Re: Sessions exclusively Rowing?

Post by Dutch » May 11th, 2021, 4:57 pm

I rcently combined high rep weights with rowing and stretching but it was all too much, I now just row on its own, cycle on its own and weight train on its own. I have to be very careful not to over train, I dont think I am fit enough yet to cross train and do justice to each event eg weights and rowing. I much prefer to split into morning and afternoon sessions
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