Endurance rowing. Character builder. “Ugh,” (say some). When you’re used to rowing intervals of 500m or just a couple of minutes that’s A LOT of work. Some of us would rather stick hot needles in our eyes than row or SkiErg that much! Endurance rowing workouts are both a physical AND mental challenge, they take a longer time to do and they can be suuuuper boring. That’s IF you don’t have the tricks we’re about to give you. Read on…
It’s Giving Tuesday, a great time to row for good! In the spirit of the day, here are 4 rowing-related giving opportunities that we’re especially passionate about at UCanRow2. Efforts large and small, spanning a range of interests, they are all connected in some way to our UCanRow2 family of certified instructors and master instructors.
And, like our instructors themselves, all of these efforts use rowing as a vehicle to make a larger impact on the world.
Please consider donating to these organizations and campaigns, and share …
What do you do when you get off track with your rowing machine workouts? Wipe the slate clean and get back at it. Try one (or all) of these three workouts to give you some variety and jump start your workouts!
Fight melanoma cancer and get your row on at the same time! METERS FOR MELANOMA, our annual fundraiser to support research and education by the Midwest Melanoma Partnership is back for a second year, bigger and better than ever. We’ve added prizes – ERGS! – for top fundraisers and, thanks to a $20,000 challenge grant, your donations are worth even more this year.
row a little – row a lot
REGISTER NOW to either row as an individual, or get your small team (25 or fewer) or large …
Want to see what perfect rowing technique looks like? Watch how Master Instructor Terry Smythe does it. With a list of key points to notice about her rowing stroke.
Today’s sweat at the UCanRow2 Bodyshop. This is a great workout to use with groups of varying fitness levels. Adjust the effort on the rowing machine and the weight of the kettlebells and voila! Scaled workout.
The indoor rowing workout with a little bit of everything:
Row/Ski 4 mins
10 goblet squats
15 medball sit-ups
Row/Ski 3 mins
10 DB press
10 DB row
Row/Ski 2 mins
10 walking lunges
Row/Ski 1 min – ALL OUT
This workout is designed to be done alternating between the rowing machine and the SkiErg. If you don’t have access to a SkiErg you can row the whole workout. Or, if you want a bigger challenge, make it an all Ski Erg workout. If you do that aim for the lower number of rounds.
Melanoma is one of the deadliest cancers there is. Someone dies every hour from the disease. Sun-baked on-water rowers are especially at risk for the cutaneous form of melanoma. Meters for Melanoma was created to support the Midwest Melanoma Partnership’s work to support research to find a cure. Read on to find out how you can take part…
Just the thought of a 2000 meter race strikes fear in the heart of indoor rowers. Indoor skiers often have a similar reaction. Fear not, intrepid athletes! With a good SkiErg strategy, hopefully paired with a strong training plan, the 2k ski is an entirely doable distance for most people.