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      02-24-2019, 06:29 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by PigPen View Post
1st off, very nice photos on Flickr.

Look at your power curve on the monitor. It should be a bellcurve. The competitive rowers I spend most of my free time around these days have tree trunks for legs and solid core development. Their arm tone/size varies, mostly based on lifting regiments. You should be killing your quads on the erg if you are going fast with proper technique.
I've just started rowing, so I'm definitely not going fast. My rate is pretty steady at 24SPM and my 500m split time is around 2:20. When I started cycling, my cadence was in the mid-70's and my average speed was around 12-13MPH. As I got stronger and lost weight, that all changed. Now my cadence is around 90 and I average 17-18MPH. I figure the same thing will happen with rowing over time. SPM and split times will improve. The main thing that concerns me is avoiding injury and keeping it enjoyable.

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