Just a reminder to everyone that winter training at Healthplex begins January 6th. Here are a few details about the training program for anyone interested:
Winter season is what determines boat speed in the spring. We take winter training very seriously and fully expect rowers to as well.
Our number one goal for winter training is that rowers avoid injury. Nobody benefits from an injured rower, especially the rower! Our secondary goal is to gain strength and increase aerobic capacity.
All rowers will undergo a functional screening process to ensure the athlete is ready for the movements that will be doing. Our training program is designed by our trainer, Mike, who has national certifications in NASM, ACSM, NSCA is certified in Functional Movement Screening.
We will work with rowers on an individual basis to ensure that each rower is progressing, and to ensure the safety of the athletes during the program.
Our typical workout will begin with a dynamic warmup to ensure the rowers are prepared for the workout and to further help to avoid injuries. The rowers then will move on to the workout for that day, which will vary day to day. These workouts include core work, strength training, aerobic training and functional movement training. We work to build fitness in all areas. Much of this training is also designed specifically to help rowers continue avoiding injury when we get back in the boat! Practices then will conclude with a cool-down and stretch.
As we progress through the winter the rowers will get new workouts to help keep progression throughout the entire winter. Rowers will track weights and repetitions in a workout journal to track their progress, and coaches and trainers will be on site to provide feedback and oversight to make sure athletes are making gains safely.
This sums up what winter training is all about, if you have any questions please contact me: DrewKroft@shencrew.com
Lastly, please remember that if you're planning to have a successful spring season, you have to start training now! Power gains lengths, technique only gains inches.