Cross Training for Rowing
Running for Rowing Training
This can be a great cross training tool. It can be used to control weight, improve endurance, boost your CV system, improve your AT and make you mentally stronger.
Cycling for Rowing
Great for endurance.
Strength Weights for Rowing
Excellent for strength training for rowing. Tweak the weight, reps and exercise and you can work anything from flexibility to endurance to strength to raw power.
Circuit Training for Rowing
Great for endurance and aerobic/high aerobic training.
Hill Running for Rowing
If you live close to a hill, hill running can boost V02 Max, endurance and strength for rowing.
Nordic Running for Rowing
Good if you live in the mountains, lost of cross-country skiers use this for long endurance workouts in the summer.
Rowing Workouts for Football and Soccer
Have fun, why not? Once you stay injury free, playing a game that requires a lot of running is great for building endurance and power.
All of the above will help you to learn new skills and use different movements, biomechanics and energy systems. This can only be a good thing, particularly if you have rowed for a long time and need a lift up to the next level. Alternative training for rowing will help you stay mentally fresh, help you stay physically balanced (thus hopefully preventing injury), and provide you with a new skill set to apply in adapting to changing rowing conditions, challenges and goals.
In Winter 2019, custom rowing training plans will be launched at rowingworkouts.org. This will be a new section, focusing specifically on cross training workouts that will compliment and support your general rowing program. Running, Cycling, Nordic and Weight training workouts will be added.