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Old 05-12-2011, 05:58 AM   #44
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: Kodo Horikawa's aiki

Walter Martindale wrote:
Training for elite heavyweight men's rowing means being able to push on a foot-plate while holding an oar (or pair of smaller oars called sculls) with a force of approximately 800 Newtons, (roughly enough to lift about 80 kg, or about 176 lb) somewhere around 35-40 times per minute, for somewhere between 5:30 and 6:30 (minutes:seconds)

On a total side note, thanks for posting this. I have wondered for some time what is the rough equivalent in pounds of the resistance a rower experiences per stroke.

What an incredible output!

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