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Re: New to rowing...

Post by 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...

Post by 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!
41yo 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...

Post by 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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