Leg strengthening exercise to get into a scull

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Leg strengthening exercise to get into a scull

Post by Myopic Squirrel » March 8th, 2019, 5:07 pm

Old age has caught up with these ole bones and presently unable to lower myself with one leg as I put the other into the footstretcher. Ironically no problem erging (been doing 35' UT1 pieces for a couple of months) but would like to get back on the water this year. Any exercises anyone can suggest? Thank you in advance!
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Re: Leg strengthening exercise to get into a scull

Post by johnlvs2run » March 8th, 2019, 5:49 pm

Myopic Squirrel wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Old age has caught up with these ole bones and presently unable to lower myself with one leg as I put the other into the footstretcher.
Any exercises anyone can suggest?
Simulate the movements in your house, and practice them over and over many times.
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Re: Leg strengthening exercise to get into a scull

Post by Myopic Squirrel » March 9th, 2019, 6:27 pm

John, thank you for your interest. That's what I've figured out to do so far. Doing "sets" to failure - going as low as I can, trying to increase the frequency with each set, aiming for 3 - 4 sets per session. Right now have to space the sets out throughout the day.
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