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Summer 2002

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Crunching for crew

     Gliding over smooth waters bathed in early sunglow? Not so much. More like gasping and sweating in a nine-story stairwell, especially off season. Here’s Coach Jim Tucci’s outline for a typical week of crew training:

  • Monday, 60 min. on rowing machine at 60–70% of maximum heart rate

  • Tuesday, 3 x 25 min. of calisthenics (push-ups, crunches, lunges, etc.)

  • Wednesday, 10 x up Jonsson Tower stairs

  • Thursday, 3 x 15 min. on rowing machine at 80% heart rate

  • Friday, 6- to 8-mile run

  • Saturday, two “pyramids” on rowing machine (4 min. at 18 strokes per minute, 3 min. at 20 spm, 2 min. at 22 spm, 1 min. at 24 spm, 2 min. at 22 spm, 3 min. at 20 spm, 4 min. at 18 spm), with a 7-min. rest in between

  • Sunday, off

  • Plus the “crazy workout of the week”: 6 km rowing machine, then 1 campus loop road, then 5 x up Jonsson stairs; no rests in between
 


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