Rowing WOD 6/16/14: 4x8min Tech Row, 3×10 Strokes – Post Focus and Distance

Rowing WOD:J Row

4 x 8min Technique Row w/ 4min Rest


3 x 10 Strokes – Max Distance

Deliberate practice is key to success and mastery of any sport.  It’s been said you need to spend at least 10,000 hours to master a discipline whether it’s athletic or otherwise.  While this may be the case the more quality and purpose you bring to your practice the more you’ll get out of it.

Today’s Rowing WOD is an opportunity to bring deliberate practice to your erging.  Row each 8 minute piece at a pace of 2k + 10 seconds.  Meaning if your 2k split is 2:00 /500m (8:00 2k) then you would row each piece today at 2:10 /500m.  Pick 4 things you want to improve about your technique and fix one per piece.  Things you can focus on are keeping level hands, initiating with the legs, smooth tension on the chain, keeping the feet attached to the footboards, or keeping the chest up at the catch.

To finish up the workout make 3 attempts at 10 strokes to see how far you can go and how efficient you can apply your power.

Post your technique focus and distance rowed in 10 strokes.  What stroke rating did you row at?

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