Rowing… some of us love it, some of us hate. Most of us don’t really understand it the way we should. So we don’t know how to plan a WOD strategy when rowing is involved. There is always that conversation about damper numbers and stroke rates. Will a higher damper number help me finish faster or will a lower one? No one I know will give me a definitive answer because there is none. Each person is different.
However, understanding your stroke rate is critical in getting the most out of your row. In her article, “2 Numbers That Will Make You a Better Rower“, coach Becca Borawski Jenkins, talks about stroke rates and split times as an effective means to improve your row.