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Old 09-19-2005, 05:03 PM   #1
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Can someone explain to me about rowing and what kind of fitness it builds?

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Old 09-19-2005, 09:37 PM   #2
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http://www.concept2.com/05/rower/musclesused.asp

Here's a link to the C2 (Concept 2) website that talks about the muscles used in rowing. Hunt around on the website for answers to all of your rowing questions.

The best rower going is the Concept 2 ergometer (the terms erg and erging come from this AKA name for C2 rowing machine) and once you use one you will understand why it such an amazing training tool. Rowing is very, very intense and uses all your major muscle groups...unlike running, swimming, biking or tetherball. There are clubs and meets (called regattas) where people comptete in races of varying distances. You row in sets called pieces of whatever length you want but typically 500, 1000 and 2000 meter lengths in intervals, long sets, ladders or other combinations. An absolute cardio nightmare.

The fitness it builds depends on how intensely you row of course since you could plod along like a mall walker or you could hammer like a 2000 meter single sculler and send your lactate threshold through the roof. Unlike other aerobic sports is builds tremendous explosive strength in your core, arms, back, legs and hips and even works your grip.

You want one. Check out the website for further enticements.

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Old 09-20-2005, 07:25 AM   #3
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Eugene-

You have obviously never played tetherball at an elite level. Tetherball is the sport of the gods.
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Old 09-20-2005, 07:41 AM   #4
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Chris, wanna play me?
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Old 09-22-2005, 06:57 AM   #5
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If teherball is anything like it was represented in the Will Ferrel movie "Kicking and Screaming", it IS the sport of the gods.

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Old 09-22-2005, 01:38 PM   #6
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I think Napoleon Dynamite proved to us all that Tetherball is a sport that requires not only extreame hands eye coordination, but amazing reflexes, jumping ability, arm strength, and a sweet *** fro.
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