Cycling TT 15 KM vs Rowing ?????

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Cycling TT 15 KM vs Rowing ?????

Post by rlebrun197 » February 20th, 2013, 1:16 pm

Here my question i every thursday during the summer do time trial for cycling nearly doing 10 miles (15KM in exact number )in 30 min as a pace this year i wanna break it.
Here my question How much Rowing must i do to get this goal and shatter my old record to note am a sprinter so i my wattage when cycling then to get my at high speed very quickly i just can't hold the speed for longer then a min my avg speed normally is about 29Km/h in that range for cycling my 500M sprint on the rowing is 1:55 at this point in my training wattage about 230 maybe 250 on my sprint with cycling i been known to hit over 1000 watts and speed inexess of 80km/h for about 30 sec to a min. I will sit back and see what you guys come out with :)

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Post by Quatroux » February 20th, 2013, 2:21 pm

While rowing is the ultimate endurance sport (no need to cite a source here as it is an accepted truth :D ), it probably isn't going to make you faster on a bicycle. Standing in your way is this:

"The Specificity Principle simply states that training must go from highly general training to highly specific training. The principle of Specificity also implies that to become better at a particular exercise or skill, you must perform that exercise or skill. To be a good cyclist, you must cycle. The point to take away is that a runner should train by running and a swimmer should train by swimming."
http://sportsmedicine.about.com/od/glos ... ty_def.htm
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Post by rlebrun197 » February 21st, 2013, 10:33 am

I do agreed with you there but i just wanna know what would be a equal level amount of endurance training even thought i ride all out for 15Km and still hit my last year marker there gotta be a way to blow my previous time out early no ????

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Post by Quatroux » February 21st, 2013, 11:36 am

You will see some benefit, but I just don't know how much. I cross train myself, but it is just for injury prevention and symmetry.
This might be an area where monitoring heart rate would be helpful. I don't train by heart rate myself, but you could determine what level of effort you see on the bike and then match that with the rower over the same time period. You could maintain or improve your CV fitness that way.
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Post by Atorrante » March 7th, 2013, 1:38 pm

My two cents in this is that for example cycling will not make you a better rower because of the specificity thing, but will help you to mantain rowing fitness, avoid lesions and avoid boredom. I'm not sure, but think that elites, specially during competitive season, seldom crosstrain.
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