Growing up in the Philadelphia area I was aware of the rowing/ crew pedigree of the area as well as boathouse row along the Schuykill River.
I was approached briefly in high school about being or becoming a rower . I was already a fairly successful athlete in basketball,football as well as track and baseball. At 6’8″ the folks that row saw some chance but I ultimately chose the gridiron and built that strong 6’8 body into a giant football tool and at 315+ pounds I was not built for the boats anymore.
Now,it is my favorite piece of cardio equipment at the gym. Works the total body and is low impact on all of my bad joints….ALL OF MY JOINTS.
Now looking into different ways to,utilize this tool. I can do moderate workouts for times up to an hour or more intense workout for less time or for intervals that add up.
What else can I do with , along with the rower. Push-ups, burgers, barbell/dumbbell moves…maybe even jump rope.
Looking at different combo routines , Tabata/ HIIT/LIIT/??