On a light news weekend I wanted to mention that I got two days of rowing in which marks the earliest start in New Hampshire in my memory. Having rowed until December 26 this past season that means I have only been off the water for 3 months. Normally it’s six. Thank you global warming.
So where does the 3D come in to rowing? Well most people if they are aware of rowing it is from using a machine in a gym or at home. The ergometer as it is known in rowing circles is a poor imitation of the true rowing stroke. Using the erg is more about fitness than rowing technique. Why, because it is basically 2D it its motion vs. the real 3D world of stabilizing a rowing shell on the water. There is no need to stabilize your seat on the erg, it is just back and forth.
Well, that’s my 3D story anyway and I’m sticking to it.
In the final analysis it’s all about your health and rowing is by far one of the best exercise sports you can find for building strength and endurance. If you ever get the chance be sure to give it a try.