This is the time of year (winter 2021/22) when a lot of masters rowers ask about strength training. Should they? Shouldn’t they? Should they lift heavy or light? Free weights or machines? And what about Crossfit? Rowing is a power endurance sport, listen to the top coaches and masters rowers on my podcast, and there is no debate on the effectiveness and necessity of strength training for rowing. Below are some reasons why I think you should consider incorporating strength training into your training program.
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1. Strength Training Preserves Muscle Mass
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