3 Reasons to Consider a Rest Day

When was the last time you took a rest day or an even longer break from your workouts or your regular routine in another way?  Like the kind where you literally DO NOTHING, and you planned it that way. If your answer is “Uhhh, I don’t remember my last rest day,” or “training breaks are for wusses,” this is your invitation to rethink that. Here are 3 good reasons why you should take a look at it.

Rowing Workouts: Fourth of July Workout

 

 

Need a Fourth of July workout?  Try this one.  Plenty of meters, but you’ll also get in and out fast, and sweaty.  Here we offer you two versions, pick the one that best fits your fitness level and how hard you want to work.  And, in the spirit of independence, you can choose whether you want to do this on the rowing machine, SkiErg or BikeErg.

 

If you’re doing this outside of the 4th of July season, just change that warmup to 2000 meters and you’re …

Interval Workout of the Day RAMP IT UP

 

Try this interval workout of the day on your own or in a group.  Pick whatever kind of weight you want to use on the weighted portion of the workout (the cleans, squats and presses).  You can use kettlebells, dumbbells, bars, milk jugs, cement blocks, or nothing at all.

 

Remember that our muscles don’t have eyes or egos, they only care about being challenged.   Pick up the weight that challenges you but also allows you to do the move correctly.   

 

Never sacrifice form for the sake …

Find Your Perfect 10K Erg Strategy

What’s your 10K erg strategy? Do you have one, or just put your head down and go? If you’ve ever done one of these endurance workouts, you know that they’re a huge mental challenge, almost more than a physical one.  It’s best to go into them with some sort of goal, especially since simply gutting it out over the course of a long distance is HARD, and often unproductive. Read on to find out how to go the distance and win.

Tricks to Dominate Endurance Rowing Workouts

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…

Row for Good: Rowing-related efforts that need your donation

 

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 …

Fight Melanoma Cancer – Work Out: Meters for Melanoma 2018 is Here!

Last updated March 31, 2018

 

 
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 …