I’ll be rowing a pair for summer training with a teammate of mine. However, I don’t how we should rig the boar is the issue.
I row port, have some more experience, and have stroked boats in the past. My teammate rows starboard and hasn’t stroked before. My initial thoughts were to port rig the pair, so I’m stroking and the bow steer.
However, my 2k is a bit faster. Because of this I was contemplating starboard rigging so I am bow and steering. That way pressure will be more even while I pay attention to our point. If I’m bow I could also see in front of me and give pointers since I have more experience.
I’m mainly just concerned about starboard rigging since my teammate has no experience stroking. But i figure he should be able to pick it up after some sessions. Am I correct in my thoughts or does any one else have any suggestions?
Going into Junior year of HS and my goal is to make the 2V. I’ve been on the 3V all season.
My 2k is 7:14 and I weigh 130.
I obviously need to gain weight to get faster, but besides that do you guys have any tips on the most effective methods of getting faster on the erg? I have an erg at home and over the summer I plan on doing daily workouts, but I just need suggestions on what’s the most efficient for speed.
Obviously 2k scores aren’t everything but the average 2k on the 2V is like a 6:50 and I’m willing to do whatever for the respect if you know what I mean. :/
yeah PREP. The boys, no, the MEN, of PREP came up a bit short at sraa. Still I have the STOTESBURY CUP CHAMPIONS (back where it belongs yeah prep) winning the Princess Elizabeth because after all they are THE PREP. Any other opinions are wrong. Bet your pensions on it
It’s been about a year since I’ve been on the water. I was a varsity athlete in college and graduated last May, and I moved home immediately afterwards because I needed more time to find work. I had several part time jobs, but wasn’t making enough money to justify dropping some big cash on a rowing club membership. I have been erging 3~ times a week at a local gym just to maintain some semblance of fitness, but I’m way off my peak fitness from college. Finally in April I was offered a full time position and decided I would take the plunge and drop the $475 for the summer membership (May 27 thru August) on a women’s masters team.
As I mentioned, I’m pretty nervous about joining a new club. I’m not sure about how well I’ll be able to balance rowing and my new full time job (I did it in college with schoolwork but what if it’s harder in industry?). I’d appreciate any words of advice or encouragement!