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How can I stay fit when I can’t row for a month?

I’m unable to row for the next month and I can only really use the erg (and for … read more

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I’m unable to row for the next month and I can only really use the erg (and for that matter, weights) a few times a week. Other than that, what are good methods for keeping rowing fit?

  1. Running hill sprints (won’t keep you rowing fit but will keep you fit)
  2. Home Exercises body weight circuits (can be done in a bedroom).  Increase number of circuits as fitness improves.
  3. Walk everywhere – carrying a bag.  When you can, alternate walking and running (scout’s pace is 10 of each alternating).
  4. Add light weights to Home Exercises (bean bags velcroed around your ankles / wrists) like these pictured

Bean bag ankle and wrist weights Bean bag ankle and wrist weights

About Rebecca Caroe
Rebecca is the host of RowingChat podcast and is a masters athlete and coach. Passionate about helping others enjoy the sport as much as she does. View all posts from Rebecca Caroe
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