Did anyone else notice during Tuesday's rowing workout that as tired, winded, and burney as you might be - you never stop rowing? You may slow your stroke rate, pull less hard, relax, but you never stop.
What is it about rowing that makes it different from nearly everything else we do? Thrusters? stop. Pull-ups? stop. Double unders. stop. But with rowing we just slow.
Certainly when we reach muscle failure and we're unable to continue (same rowing workout --- those push-ups!) we stop, shake out our arms, and get back to it. It's usually ugly.
In a case where it's not muscle failure, like box jumps, would it be best to just slow our rate and keep working? Or stop completely until we're ready to give a full effort again. Consider push-presses. Slow your rate, rest in the front rack, and plug away at the number steadily or go all out, and when you're spent, drop the bar and stop.
In either case, as we improve out fitness the amount of work we can do in a given time will increase.
What are you? A stopper or a slower? Do you build that into your plan each day or does it just happen?
We're closed Saturday for Coach Burgener and a CF Olympic Weightlifting trainier course.
The SCS continues, however, with this: 10 jumping lunges (legs alternate, 5/side) 10 V-ups 10 rounds for time