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Just wondering if anyone had any advice regarding rowing as a beginner.
I did my first work out yesterday for 30 minutes with a 5 minute break twice and woke up this morning aching all over so think I've overdone it.
As far as I know I'm doing the proper technique so don't think that's a problem, it didn't feel like hard work at all for the first 15 minutes and I didn't realise how much I pushed it until I finished and felt like I'd been hit by a truck.
I'm very unfit have literally no muscle and 3 stone overweight as I don't really exercise.
Should I be doing shorter workouts and is it normal to feel this way? It's more a sore achy feeling than not being able to walk etc.
30 minute of rowing! I’d be dead and I work out 5 times a week. James smith did a video yesterday on how to properly row on a machine which I would recommend to check your posture etc. When I first started working out I did a mixture of exercises- 10 minutes on the cross trainer, 20 minutes of weights and ended with 10 minutes on the rower, or a HIIT session at the end (rowing really fast for a minute then squats for a minute then mountain climbers for 30 seconds then a minutes rest X4). Try mixing it up a bit to give the muscles a bit of a break.
Well done for starting though- once you get through the sore muscle period it’s all uphill from here!
Hmm I will admit I did go slow at first as I was getting comfortable with it but definitely started sweating once I started going faster at the 10 minute mark.
I have looked into technique as far as I know it's supposed to be one swift movement where your legs are doing most of the work, correct me if I'm wrong.
Sounds like I did do too much then, maybe I will drop down to 20 minutes with a 5 minute break in between. I'm more concerned about my health at the moment, need to get back into things post baby.
This is by far the best Rowing channel
Could be the technique, could be your fitness level....
so many tutorial, check. it out