Free Rowing Workshop – Rowing Doesn’t Have to be a Drag
When: Thursday, November 16, 20176 at 5:30PM (PLEASE NOTE THE 5:30 CLASS WILL BE CANCELED – THIS WORKSHOP WILL REPLACE THE 5:30PM CLASS – THERE WILL BE A ROWING WORKOUT DURING THIS WORKSHOP)
Who: Free workshop to members and non-members – invite friends/family
Objective: Determine optimal Drag factor for rowing depending on the workout and your training history
Background: Most athletes, yes everyone is an athlete in my eyes, do not have a clue as to what the appropriate drag factor is for rowing a particular workout. In fact, many do not even know what drag factor is. Between each stroke, the PM measures how much your flywheel is slowing down to determine how sleek or slow your “boat” is. This rate of deceleration is called the drag factor. In other words the drag factor will tell you how ‘light or heavy’ the load on the fan feels when rowing. The higher the drag factor, the ‘heavier’ the rower will feel. Vice versa, the lower the drag factor, the ‘lighter’ the rower will feel.
Why Is It Important: If you want to maximize your workouts, who doesn’t, then it’s important to look at the drag factor on the rower. You need an understanding of what “feels” good and what produces the best results for you.
What You Will Learn: Position Drill Review – Base understanding of rowing technique will be assumed
Rowing Warm Up – Optimal preparation for a rowing or workout
Test Workout – Learn which drag factor is optimal for you
Further Application – Considerations for different workouts