When I row I spend most of my time at those rates. Many rowing Teams that win very important races do too. Why it is 18 and 20 and not 22 or 24 or 16-14? Why are those rates and not others, what is the reason behind that?
Ok this is a good question and I have my own opinion and answer for that. If you are a rower or a coach, you should try to know why we spend so much time at those rates. It needs to be a reason why people do that. They need to be reasons at all the levels.
I know that in order to progress in rowing one needs to question things and find answers to those questions. In order to do that one needs to work for the answer and compare the answer to his own answer.
If you are a rower or a coach and you row many of your workouts at those rates or around them I’m sure you have your own opinion of why. What is the reason for that?
Why you don’t do like me, write a list of the reasons of why and tomorrow when I list them you can compare them to yours. I will do my own exercise and post all the reasons why I believe we row lots of miles at those rates.
Germans, French, GB, Australians, NZ, USA, Canadians, and many other Teams spend Hours and Hours at those rates, WHY?