Recursive’s Rowing Endurance Class!
Did you know that the rowing movement activates over 90% of the body’s musculature AND promotes the strengthening of the smaller stabilizing muscles throughout the abdomen, back, and hips.
Strength and stability in these areas helps athletes maintain proper form and technique in all of the varied movements we do in CrossFit. Having these muscles fine tuned can help maintain higher paces and power outputs for longer periods of time.
Plus, if you’re maybe looking to drop a few pounds, rowing delivers great bang for your buck in terms of energy expenditure. Since rowing involves muscles throughout the body, caloric expenditure rises quickly.
During maximal 6-minute efforts, athletes have recorded caloric expenditures of 36 cal/min. While this may be achievable in other sports, keep in mind that the the full-body nature of rowing means you’re burning more calories at any given effort level.
Although not required to participate in the program, this 8 week rowing program will culminate with the “Midwinter Meltdown” indoor rowing race at the UW-Madison Boathouse n Saturday, January 20th. (Cost to register for the Midwinter Meltdown is $30 before January 15th.)
This program is designed to prepare you for a 2000 meter race (which is the standard Olympic distance.) Rowing provides a low impact full body workout which will compliment any goal you are trying to achieve. Because it is low impact, it will not lead to more soreness which as CrossFitters we are very familiar with!
Coach Scott Wallen will be leading this group. Scott has 8 years of competitive rowing experience from the high school level to the elite level.
In addition to the Thursday evening classes, Coach Scott will provide two supplementary workouts per week to complete on-your-own via a private Facebook Group or email for those of you who are still on MySpace 🙂
Classes will be 60 minutes long each and will run for 8 weeks.
Limit 8 people per class.