Always Rowing

Rowing... always rowing... I'm always rowing... indoors, outdoors, whatever.
xswin:

I made a new friend at the gym today. Rowing for warm up is a nice change from running on the treadmill. I used to love rowing real boats every time I got the chance to do so, so this is really fun. 

It’s also great for the ACTUAL workout. Trust me.

xswin:

I made a new friend at the gym today. Rowing for warm up is a nice change from running on the treadmill. I used to love rowing real boats every time I got the chance to do so, so this is really fun. 

It’s also great for the ACTUAL workout. Trust me.

pulltheoar:

Marathon erg. Non stop for 42,195m.

Awesome! Now you’re all warmed-up! ;)

pulltheoar:

Marathon erg. Non stop for 42,195m.

Awesome! Now you’re all warmed-up! ;)

reeladdict:

I’m contemplating buying a rowing machine.

Do it. Buy a Concept2 and you’ll be set.

My new Erg song

lemonflyjess:

Row row row your erg

gently down the erg

ergily ergily ergily ergily

my arms fucking hurt

….yeah it’s shit, but we hit the ergs hard out at training today, I think it warranted a song.

Hamish Bond of The Kiwi Pair rowing one-handed during their HUGE victory at World Cup II in Aiguebelette, France.
Bond and Murray [NZ]: 6:22.51
Bechler and Braun [GER]: 6:33.00
Gotrel and Bennett [GBR]: 6:34.62

Hamish Bond of The Kiwi Pair rowing one-handed during their HUGE victory at World Cup II in Aiguebelette, France.

  1. Bond and Murray [NZ]: 6:22.51
  2. Bechler and Braun [GER]: 6:33.00
  3. Gotrel and Bennett [GBR]: 6:34.62

Reasons Rowers are Probably Better than You

elizabethofbohemia:

Disclaimer: obviously this is a joke. Obviously.

1: We understand the true meaning of pain.
Can anyone understand exercise-induced pain until they’ve done a 2k? Anything than can reduce 5-time-Olympian, 5-time-gold medallist Steve Redgrave into a gibbering wreck on the floor is quite frankly a gargantuan task. If you don’t agree with me, obviously you’ve never done one (or never pushed hard enough hm hmm)

2: We’ve already done our workout by the time you leave the house in the morning.
Smuggy smug smug

3: We have races where the genuine objective is to hit other boats.
If we go fast enough, our cox gets to keep her kidneys!

4: We lift.

5: Our blisters have blisters, and our calluses have calluses.
Saves money on oven-gloves. Also see #1: I feel like needing to snip bits of skin off my hands with scissors after a hard session makes me morally superior (even if I have to get my boyfriend to wash my hair for me so I don’t cry like a baby as soon as my weeping open sores make contact with shampoo).

6: We actually know how to use the rowing machines in the gym.
And we’re judging you so hard. As a Brit obviously I’m too polite to tell you you’re doing it wrong, but when you get a back injury/knee injury/wonder why your split is still 2:30 when you’re at rate 60 (JK you’re probably using the calorie-counter) you’ll wish I had.

7: We have the best outfits.
Lycra+Zephyrs+Blazers=Hot

8: Although rowing training is in no way glamorous, our events inexplicably are.
Henley Royal, anyone?

9: We’re actually really nice. And modest.

Definitely modest.