Making winter ergs fun | Faster Masters Rowing Radio
The podcast for masters rowers. Tips, advice and discussion from Marlene Royle & Rebecca Caroe.
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01:00 This Past Week – what we do to advocate for masters rowing.
Marlene’s article in Rowing News Magazine e-news – Self improvement 101
05:45 Masters Rowing Survey This will take 10 minutes max. It’s a global survey on the state of masters rowing and is multiple choice, mostly.
09:00 Making winter ergs fun.
Variety – build your erg work into a circuit. Aerobic medley with 10 minutes on each gym machine.
Do core exercises in between erg pieces
Set up some good music playlists
Target your countdown to a bribe which you’ll enjoy
Shower room count the clothes hooks around the room.
Have an accountability partner.
14:00 Building new habits – make it easy, reduce friction and make it visible so you can see your progress.
16:00 Alternate exercises on the erg
Face Pulls – high rowing up to your eyes with the handle – draw your scapulas together.
Pallof Press – sit sideways on the seat and hold the handle in both hands, rotate side to side. Good for sweep rowers.
Erg Posture Drill – in the Faster Masters Land Training Module reference material.
Rowing Up Hill – put a crate or aerobics step under the front leg and use this to control your slide
20:00 Staying on track during the holidays.
Plan to train,.
Keep the intensity up 2-3 times per week.
Go to the party but plan to train the next day
Don’t worry about going off track. Have fun.
Be measured if you choose
For Habit Tracking try the Way of Life App.
25:00 Popcorn as a snack that fills the need for “crunch” in your food.
42 calories per cup.
Marlene’s stove top recipe
Put 2 kernels into the pan and when they pop, add the rest.
Sit the kernels for 1 minute to absorb fat off the heat.
Using a medium flame crack the lid to release the steam and remove any popped corn so you get the whole lot to pop.