British Rowing – Interesting Facts
The importance of the ergo for training, as well as the importance of leg, core and arm exercises to build both endurance and strength.
The Ergo (Indoor Rowing Machine)
- Builds strength and endurance
- trains the aerobic metabolic process which contributes 75 – 80% of energy used in a race
- In preparation for the London Olympics in 2012, gold winning GB Men’s 4 rowed 200 – 250Km a week (29 – 36Km a day).
- 60% of the stroke power comes from the legs
- Squats and Deadlifts are most effective for developing leg strength.
- 30% of the stroke power comes from the core
- Planks, Push-ups and Sit-ups are most effective for developing core strength.
- 10% of the stroke power comes from the arms
- High testosterone levels and body temperature give best weight training results.
To Build Endurance
Athletes focus on higher reps and lighter weights.
To Build Strength
They focus on lower reps and higher weights.
On average training your Inspiratory muscles can improve your 5000m time by 00:36.
Olympic champion Peter Reed has the largest lung capacity on record viz. 11.68 litres. Average UK male: just under 6 litres.
8000+ calories a day.