Rowing WOD 1/8/16: “Row For It!” – 3RFT – 750m Row, 15 Deadlifts – Post time and cues

 Rowing WOD:

“Row For it!” (AKA – Fight For It)

3 Rounds For Time:

750m Row (Race Pace)

15 Deadlifts (40% 1RM)

Members of the RRC getting in a quick AMRAP of jumping jacks, jump squats, and push ups pre-Rowing WOD

In a 2,000m race the pain really starts to kick in after the first thousand.  If you can be prepared with mental thoughts to stay strong and Fight for your goal split, every stroke for 750m after that first 1k, then you’ll be able to open the flood gates and sprint at 250m to go.  A key to having solid mental thoughts is building confidence in your training leading up to the race.  Have cues to repeat, especially cues that you can attach to specific moments in time or sessions you crushed like today.  We performed this WOD at the beginning of November.  Look back in your training log and see what cues helped.  Use those same mental thoughts and any others you’ve developed since then.  Your goal should be to go faster than you did in November by executing a good race plan and solid mental cues!

In today’s Rowing WOD build and settle to your current 2k split right away.  You want to be in full control of your stroke rating, breathing, and split.  Hold solid, consistent pressure every stroke of each 750m piece.  Know that when things get tough and the pain tells you to stop, you can hold strong and fight for every stroke.  Bring that same focus to your Deadlifts.  Keep a neutral spine and focus on efficient movement through the hips.  Push through the heels and build the speed on the bar as you extend your hips.  Focus on keeping tight abs and feeling the connection of the hips and hands as you pry the bar off the floor.  Try to bring the feeling of a solid deadlift to your rowing and use the cue “heels down” as one motivational thought during that 75om Row.

Post your time to comments and share your mental cues!

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