Coming Next at Dear Novice Rower...ERG WEEK!

Odds are good, Novice Rower, that you've cut your rowing teeth indoors on an indoor rower. Maybe in a class? Maybe at CrossFit? Maybe you dusted off the erg in the far back corner of your local gym and used it when no one was looking? (I thought so!)

Next week, we'll explore the wonderful world of indoor rowing (or erging)--why it's not the same as rowing on the water, how to find a way to learn indoors so you won't wreck your technique outdoors, and for those of you who plan to compete, the wildness and wooliness of erg testing.

To get you in the mood, here's the wildest erging video I've seen in a while. Please remember that these guys are professionals. Don't try this at home. Or anywhere else, for that matter.

See you next week!