A useful insight into how to organise your weight training program for the rowing season
This is an outline of how to periodize your weight-training for rowing using the block periodization system. Providing exact workout routines and specific exercise recommendations are out of the scope of this article, but I go into much more detail in my upcoming e-book, Row Stronger: Strength Training for Rowing. However, given the information provided in this article and some proficiency with an internet search-engine or help of a qualified personal trainer, you will be able to construct an annual plan that will help you get stronger, faster, and healthier in your next season.
1. Understand that periodization is necessary to adequately train all qualities necessary for success in rowing.
2. Keep your rowing-specific training to the erg and on the water and use the weight-room for strength training and injury prevention.
3. “Fatigue masks fitness,” so adjust your training volume to match each season’s focus…
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