HAVE A ROW

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I’m very new to tri, but in a pre­vi­ous is­sue I read that ‘row­ing’ could help in win­ter train­ing. So, hav­ing placed rea­son­ably well in the English and Welsh In­door Row­ing Champs, I thought I’d share a ses­sion to help my fel­low tri­ers.

Row­ing is all about the leg drive. It’s push with the legs, then pull with the arms. A ses­sion that re­ally helps build power is the clas­sic 30r20 – 30mins @ 20 strokes/min. Aim to keep the pace (mea­sured in 500m splits) con­sis­tent with­out in­creas­ing the stroke rate. Keep it smooth, but with power.

In­door row­ing is one of the best all-round ex­er­cises you can do. Just focus on tech­nique and de­liv­er­ing con­trolled power, then next time you face a hill, you’ll fly up it! Mark Lysons

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