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I was sure whether to post this on the Training forum, or The Sanctuary forum or here. Never mind.

For a bit of light "lock down" relief you could have a look at this shortish YouTube video looking at an Olympic, single sculls, silver medal rower and his fitness levels. I enjoyed it. It's a bit dumbed-down in places, but this guy is a machine!

Anatomy of a Rower

For the full impact it is worth watching the Rio final first. The rower in question is Damir Martin (CRO).
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Very impressive. And, though it makes one feel humble, also inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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fkoene wrote:Very impressive. And, though it makes one feel humble, also inspiring.
I agree. I found it really quite motivating too. Interesting that he does most of his training in the gym and on a bike. He shares my sore back problem, though I suspect his reason is the power he puts through it and mine is I am getting old and decrepit Image

Suitably inspired I did a 10k at 18/20/22/20/18 spm today and beat last year’s unrestricted SB. Maybe I should watch this video before each row!


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Really impressive and motivating!

I really wonder what pace the PM was showing during the testing.

Olaf Tufte, mentioned as one of his inspirations, was supposed to go to Tokyo for yet another olympics; his 7th!!!
I saw him in a talk-show with his wife and they were asked whether he will keep on rowing for yet another year to become a rowing legend and make it to Tokyo next year. It was not decided yet and I wouldn’t be surprised if he did or maybe not. A true wild Viking
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