High school girl rower- a question

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DuncanE
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High school girl rower- a question

Post by DuncanE » May 9th, 2021, 12:08 pm

Hi
I am 16 years old and have been rowing for a couple of years. My current erg score is about 830. I am 5’9” and about 137 pounds. The senior girls are so much stronger and faster than me. I train six days a week on the water and five days a week on land during winter time. Am I gonna get any stronger by the time I’m 18? :roll:

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Re: High school girl rower- a question

Post by Tony Cook » May 9th, 2021, 4:11 pm

Yes. You’ll naturally grow stronger over the next two to five years and, with good coaching, specifically so for rowing.
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Re: High school girl rower- a question

Post by Dangerscouse » May 10th, 2021, 6:00 am

There is a massive difference between 16yo and 18yo, especially with the right training as Tony mentions.

See it as a challenge to rise up to, and not as demotivating. The seniors were 16 once too, and they made the right decisions
47 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:24; 6k= 20:47; 10k= 35:46 30mins= 8,428m 60mins= 16,618m HM= 1:16.47; FM= 2:40:41; 50k= 3:16:09; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Re: High school girl rower- a question

Post by DuncanE » May 10th, 2021, 5:21 pm

Thank you everyone!

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