The athlete’s anerobic threshold, the point at which the body’s muscles have exhausted their oxygen store and start burning other fuel. For regular folks, reaching that threshold is quitting time; anaerobic work is 19 times harder than aerobic work. But rowing is all about harder. Elite rowers fire off the start at sprint speed — 53 strokes per minute. With 95 pounds of force on the blade end, each stroke is a weightlifter’s power clean. Rowers cross their anaerobic threshold with that first stroke. Then there are 225 more to the finish line.
Hey everyone! Sorry I haven’t been posting as much lately, I’m really busy with school & crew so not as much time for tumblr:P
My rowing season has been in swing for a full month now and it’s…interesting to say the least. A lot of the team is out with sickness and injury and it’s the really good varsity 8 girls that are injured too. We have a dual practice with a university in Seattle on the 8th(and no not UW thank god hahah) so hopefully it’s fun.
On a sidenote, i just proved how awkward I am today when I was eating dinner with some of my teammates and the guy that I have a MAJOR crush on was there and I preceded to totally drop my full plate of salad on the floor. I was so embarrassed :( with the end of that pathetic story, everyone have a nice week!