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Steve Tague gripping Concept2 Rowing machine handle at Rowed to Fitness Personal Training in Bend Oregon

How to Grip the Handle on the Rowing Machine

How to Grip the Handle on the Rowing Machine Get a Grip! A more efficient grip on the rowing machine handle. Whether you are just learning to row on the Concept2 rowing machine, or you’re a competitive rower, conserving energy is an important for an efficient rowing stroke. Every little bit counts, including how you […]

90 year old Keith Sime of Bend Oregon performing VO2 max test with Rowed to Fitness.

VO2 Max Testing with 90 Year Old Runner Keith Sime of Bend OR

Rowed to Fitness offers metabolic testing, including VO2 max testing, for fitness, nutrition, longevity and performance. A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to run resting metabolic and VO2 max tests on Keith Sime. Keith is a 90 year old elite runner who resides here in Bend, Oregon. Since the age of 75, […]

Protein powder for athletic performance

Protein and Athletic Performance

Protein and Athletic Performance Protein plays a crucial role in athletic performance, and its importance extends beyond just building and repairing muscles. Here are several reasons why good protein intake is essential for athletes: Muscle Building and Repair Protein is a fundamental building block for muscle tissue. Engaging in physical activities, especially strength training and […]

Indoor rowing workout at Rowed to Fitness in Central Oregon

How to Perform the Rowing Stroke Correctly

Personal trainer and Concept2 rowing coach, Steve Tague of Rowed to Fitness in Bend Oregon, shows how to perform the rowing stroke correctly. In this YouTube video, Steve goes over the 4 parts of the stroke, the catch, the drive, the release, and the recovery. Watch the video and learn to perform a more efficient […]

Athlete checking heart rate monitor while exercising in Bend Oregon

Training Zones for Health & Performance

The importance of training zones for health and performance You have probably heard of heart rate training zones and how elite endurance athletes, and more recently, a growing number of recreational athletes, use them to guide their training.  This post explains why training zones for health and athletic performance are important for your training and […]

Athlete trining with deadlifts at Rowed to Fitness personal training Bend Oregon

Pushing Your Body to It’s Limits

Training for any competitive sport at an elite level always forces you to ride a fine line On one side, you need to push hard enough to achieve the gains needed to remain competitive. On the other, there’s the point where your body becomes overtrained, causing your body to shut down or become injured. Finding […]

Over 50 adult athlete training for health fitness and longevity with kettlebell

Training for Adults Over 50

Personal Training for Athletes and Adults Over 50 in Central Oregon and Online Many personal trainers can guide individuals through strength, fitness, or endurance workouts. However, training for adults over 50 is an entirely different ballgame. Despite reading numerous books and acquiring various certifications, it’s doubtful that one can truly relate on the necessary level […]

Indoor rowing can help strengthen the body around injuries and prevent them, especially for people over 50.

Injuries, Aging, and Indoor Rowing

Injuries, Aging, and Indoor Rowing Did Indoor Rowing Cause Your Injuries? Indoor rowing did not cause my injuries or the deterioration of my joints. Genetics, aging, accidents, and improper heavy lifting when I was younger, are the cause of my aches and pains. Through indoor rowing, I have been able to strengthen and lengthen everything […]

weightlifting shoes for indoor rowing provide a solid and stable platform with a raised heel

The Best Shoes for Indoor Rowing

The Best Shoes for Indoor Rowing What are the best shoes for indoor rowing? In a sport where you are trying to put every bit of power into each rowing stroke, finding a shoe that will help transfer your energy into the indoor rowing machine, rather than absorb it, is key. Some rowers choose to […]