Rowing WOD 8/8/14: 6RFT – 500m Row, 20 Push Ups – Post Time and Splits

Rowing WOD:

RRT Getting after their first Rowing WOD on the Water earlier this year!

RRT Getting after their first Rowing WOD on the Water earlier this year!

6 Rounds for Time (20min Cap)

500m Row

20 Push Ups

As we begin training for the fall season it’s important to work in some longer pieces to build up our endurance and prepare ourselves for head races.  Head Races are anywhere from 4k – 6k in distance and take around 15 minutes or more to complete.  They are run like time trials with one boat starting at a time.  Mental toughness is key to keep intensity up and push hard enough to catch the boat in front of you.

In today’s Rowing WOD you’ll need mental toughness to keep pushing through the middle rounds.  Imagine there’s a crew just ahead of you.  Chasing them down is the only option.

Pick one split you can hold all the way through each piece.  If possible try to negative split each round.  On the push ups get full range of motion and scale as necessary.  You can scale by elevating your hands, giving yourself a target, or decreasing the volume to 15 or 10 per round.

If you’re looking to spice things up and have some more fun try this on the water.  I’ve done this workout in a single off of the docks at Community Rowing.  It was pretty epic.  Can’t wait to have a group of Renegades doing workouts like this on the water with me.  If you’re interested let me know!

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