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Old 03-20-2007, 09:28 PM   #1
Kevin Burns
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1st time i tried a 500m row for time.

1:57

Not great but it really surprised me. I thought I would have done much worse not having done much rowing. A testament to how all the other Xfit exercises really transfer over to GPP.

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Old 03-20-2007, 09:47 PM   #2
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keep on going, kevin, i'm sure you have more than a 1:57 in ya!

i've always struggled with rowing, even though i competed in it for 2 years in high school. always been a better sprinter..i haven't achieved the CF North intermediate level 500m row (1:45, i'm at 1:47) but i'm well past the advanced level 400m sprint time (1:19, i'm at 1:11).
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:43 AM   #3
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Interesting. I'll have to try a 400m. I could really feel my form start going to **** on the last 100m. I was surprised really, 500m all out leaves you feeling pretty devastated for a brief moment after finishing.

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Old 03-21-2007, 09:55 AM   #4
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I think that the CFN 400m that David refers to is a run, not a row. If a 500m row makes you feel pretty devastated, then you're doing pretty well. If it leaves you really devastated, then you're doing really well.

Mass helps on the row - I outweigh David by 30 pounds and can pull the 1:45 500m, but I'm not quite at the 1:19 quarter mile on the run, let alone 1:11.
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:08 AM   #5
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kevin, james is correct. 500m is a standard distance in rowing, because many races are measured in km, not miles. a common distance is 2km. 400m is used only in running...quarter mile.

mass DEFINITELY helps. in high school, i could never get under 1:50 in the 500m, and i weighed 135 back then (i was probably even faster on foot, too). i gained 10 lbs of lean mass since then, and when i did my first 500m time trial in 3 years, i got that 1:47.
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:47 AM   #6
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cool thanks !
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:51 PM   #7
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Good call on the mass... I can usually pull at least 1:35 on the 500m (did it today at 1:45 twice and that was after 5x5 squats and presses)and Im a pretty good size. Just keep practicing. I dont even run anymore now that I found the correct way to row.
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