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High-Intensity Workout Plans: Intervals, CrossFit, Rowing, Swimming, and More

High-Intensity Workout Plans: Intervals, CrossFit, Rowing, Swimming, and More | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
If you want to blast calories, intensity is key. WebMD provides several workout plans to help get the maximum calorie burn during your training session.

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This Graphic Explains All the Health Hazards of Sitting for Too Long

This Graphic Explains All the Health Hazards of Sitting for Too Long | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
By now, you already know that prolonged sitting is bad for your body. But what exactly goes on when you sit for hours every day? This graphic from the Washington Post explains.

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Stand-up desks are where it's at! 

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There are many hazards when working in an office environment besides sitting too long. These include poor lighting, poor layout of furniture and poor housekeeping. More can be read here:

https://www.ohs.unsw.edu.au/officesafety/office_hazards.html

 

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headaches- neck&shoulder aches- eye strain--0

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Now do you understand why I'm always inviting you out for a little walk in the park?

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Train Like a German Soccer Star

Train Like a German Soccer Star | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
A conversation with Mark Verstegen, the German national team’s American trainer.

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Foam rolling - it's what all the cool kids are doing. 

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What happens when you get heat stroke? - Douglas J. Casa

What happens when you get heat stroke? - Douglas J. Casa | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
Have you ever suffered from exertional heat stroke? This condition is caused by intense activity in the heat and is one of the top three killers of athletes and soldiers in training. Douglas J. Casa explains heat stroke’s tremendous effects on the human body and details an action plan in case it ever happens to someone you know.

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It's hot, be careful when you're erging without a fan or air conditioning! Learn the signs to watch for here.

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Hybrid workouts mash up aerobic and strength training in new challenge

Hybrid workouts mash up aerobic and strength training in new challenge | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
There was cardio, and there was strength. In the gym, the two have long been separate entities, in separate sections, often with separate audiences. If you wanted both, you hit the weights first and then jumped into an aerobics or spinning class, or vice versa. But that's changing.

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Rowing and SkiErging are perfect for this! Lots of workouts here if you want to try one: http://ucanrow2.com/resources/indoor-rowing-workouts/

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4 Reasons You Need to Add Rowing to Workout Routine

4 Reasons You Need to Add Rowing to Workout Routine | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
This exercise trend is getting popular fast, and for good reason too
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More reasons why we love rowing.  We recommend doing it with a certified instructor, though.  To find one near you click here: http://ucanrow2.com/instructors/findaninstructor/

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CrossFit Strategy for Jackie WOD | The CrossFit Rowing Blog

CrossFit Strategy for Jackie WOD | The CrossFit Rowing Blog | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
My box, CrossFit Ignite, did the Jackie benchmark WOD yesterday: 1000m row 50 thrusters @ 45lbs 20 pull ups Honestly, I was coming off of a race on Sunday and hadn't been doing much CrossFit for the past month, ...
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Owner of Bloomfield Hills workout facility strives to end childhood obesity

Owner of Bloomfield Hills workout facility strives to end childhood obesity | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
Jordan Levin of Waterford Township had an uphill battle to achievement. (CrossFit Bloomfield (Michigan) hosts First Indoor Rowing Fundraiser 6/8 to raise awareness of childhood obesity.
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Proud to say that Jordan is a certified indoor rowing instructor, one of many doing great things in their communities.  Want to find an instructor in your area? Chase this link:  http://ucanrow2.com/instructors/findaninstructor/

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crossfitkada's video on Instagram (The crew boat on the side walk.
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Fun way to arrange your ergs. It's spring and the rowing machine is portable - get 'em outside! #getoutandrow
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Where Do Burpees Come From? (Spoiler Alert: Not Hell)

Where Do Burpees Come From? (Spoiler Alert: Not Hell) | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
This total-body exercise can transform any fitness routine into a special kind of workout hell (but in a good way). Ever wonder how the Burpee came to be? Allow us to introduce you to Dr. Royal H. Burpee.
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Barbell Denim: Jeans Built To Fit Big, Muscly Legs

Barbell Denim: Jeans Built To Fit Big, Muscly Legs | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
Fed up with jeans that don't accommodate strong legs and a great booty, a group of athletes decided to make their own denim.
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I know a lot of rowers who would like these!

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Will Indoor Rowing Bulk Up My Shoulders?: Self.com

Will Indoor Rowing Bulk Up My Shoulders?: Self.com | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
0. Will Indoor Rowing Bulk Up My Shoulders. The latest trend to hit the boutique fitness scene is the crop of indoor rowing studios that will have your heart pounding in only a few strokes. Just like indoor cycling (aka Spinning), ...
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Why all the Rowers Chief?

Why all the Rowers Chief? | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
 We are often asked:“What makes the indoor rower any better than other forms of equipment for metcon [metabolic conditioning] training?”The typical measure of aerobic exercise is elevated heart r
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A Number That May Not Add Up - NYTimes.com

A Number That May Not Add Up - NYTimes.com | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
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As our Terry Smythe likes to say, "Thin doesn't equal fit any more than fat equals unfit."

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5 reasons to drink coffee before your workout

5 reasons to drink coffee before your workout | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it

Half of Americans start their day with coffee. Exercising after downing a cup of coffee may offer a weight-loss advantage.

 

If you've always thought of coffee as a vice -- one you're simply not willing to give up -- you'll be happy to know that it's actually a secret superfood. And if you exercise, caffeine can offer even more functional benefits for your workouts.

 

Here are five more reasons to enjoy it as part of an active lifestyle, along with five "rules" for getting your fix healthfully.

 


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12 most budget-friendly social media tools

12 most budget-friendly social media tools | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
Don't let money stand between you and better social media management.
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When you work in fitness you need all the help you can get.  There are some great tools here to help you get a handle on your social media and keep it from sucking you dry. 

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British Rowing appoints UVD as long-term technology partner

British Rowing appoints UVD as long-term technology partner | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
British Rowing, the national governing body for rowing in England, has chosen UVD as its long-term technology partner for indoor rowing...
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This is great news for indoor rowers. RowActiv was a cool idea that had stalled, now it looks like it's going to get a very nice update that will make it customizable and social.  Can't wait to see more! 

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Things you should never say to someone who's just lost 35 kilos

Things you should never say to someone who's just lost 35 kilos | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
When you're obese, people really notice when you start to lose weight.
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For those who have never lost a lot of weight, this provides some really useful perspective.  My experience (http://bit.ly/1kqQM6N) wasn't exactly hers, but there are definite parallels.  

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Losing Weight May Require Some Serious Fun

Losing Weight May Require Some Serious Fun | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
Volunteers who were told to exercise by walking a mile consumed more calories afterward than those who were told to have fun while completing the same workout, a provocative new study found.
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One more excellent reason to love rowing. A good class is TONS of fun! 

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Special Olympics AND Rowing? Count Me In!

Special Olympics AND Rowing? Count Me In! | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
UCanRow2 and Concept2 are headed to the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games!  It’s the first time ever for these national games, and we need your help.
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5 Critical Ways a Woman's Metabolism Differs From a Man's (and What to Do About It) - Page 2 of 2 - Tabata Times

5 Critical Ways a Woman's Metabolism Differs From a Man's (and What to Do About It) - Page 2 of 2 - Tabata Times | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
Everyone knows that changing your body is no simple task. Women face an even tougher task because of the way their metabolism works in comparison to men's.
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Row Like an Olympian: Favorite Rowing Machine Workouts From a London Medalist

Row Like an Olympian: Favorite Rowing Machine Workouts From a London Medalist | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
Indoor rowing is hotter than ever! Awesome, but where do you begin if you’re just getting started with the sport? And what about if you’re ready to ramp it up? We asked Natalie Dell O’Brien for her thoughts.
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Short, intense bursts of exercise may benefit seniors' health, fend off loss ... - National Post

Short, intense bursts of exercise may benefit seniors' health, fend off loss ... - National Post | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
National Post Short, intense bursts of exercise may benefit seniors' health, fend off loss ... National Post Medication, lifestyle, injuries, illness and health related concerns determine the starting place and progression of exercise.
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How to nail a 2km Ergo Test

How to nail a 2km Ergo Test | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
“It wasn't that bad, actually kind of fun!
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If there's a 2k in your future you will want to check out these racing strategies plus pre- and post-race tips from a world record holder.  

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Essential Business Tools for Fitness Professionals

Essential Business Tools for Fitness Professionals | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
The fitness industry is one of the fastest growing in the country. The increasing interest in fitness provides lucrative opportunities and positions to individuals, even in a down economy. In the ...
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5 Hot Spots to Roll Out Before Every Workout

5 Hot Spots to Roll Out Before Every Workout | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
Want to reduce stiffness and pain and improve your overall performance on your next workout? Check out these foam roller exercises for the most important spots to target before you hit the gym.
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