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Re: New to rowing...

Postby vk2gwk » December 4th, 2016, 10:25 pm

Another late starter.... first week of October this year we got our C2 and I started rowing about 30 mins a day - now up to 560 - 65 mns. I also started eating less and drinking less alcoholic beverages and a lot more water. I als skipped my daily whiskey and reduced half bottle of red wine to one and a half glass. No snacks (like the chocolate I was addicted to) and a lot of fruit for lunch.
Result: 7 kilos in 7 weeks down on my weight. :)
It is not so much the diet type but just eating less and changing habits I think.
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Re: New to rowing...

Postby Anth_F » December 6th, 2016, 4:35 pm

I think eating the good foods helps performance a lot!

Eat junk and the performance definitely suffers. Take one of my erg sessions not long ago for instance, i had a medium size pizza the night before and rest day from the erg, yet when i done the session the next day i was blowing up all over the shop at paces i can normally hold comfortably (had to back off by 1-2 secs per 500m). Now i stayed off the garbage and eating chicken, eggs, steak, veggies, fruit, nuts, and now having great sessions again!
"I don't have time" is the grown up version of "my dog ate my homework"

40yo male 5'10 76kg (Rowing since june 9th 2016) PB's 5k 19:22

My goals are simply to keep fit/get fitter and continue to enjoy rowing on the C2 :)
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Re: New to rowing...

Postby Ante » January 11th, 2017, 4:00 am

Hi Rylant,

Still with us? :D
Hope you managed to 'survive' the x-mas season well enough, weightwise I mean.
Let us know how you're doing.

Hear from you soon and keep rowing!

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