I am a Division 1 male college rower training during the offseason. Stats are 20 years old, 6'3 210 lbs, and ~11% body fat as of today. I ain't no lightweight rower.
This will be my offseason summer training log of 5/3/1 Boring But Big and my rowing training leading up to the season. I intend to gain strength while improving my rowing technique and overall performance. Hopefully this log will show that a power endurance athlete can get strong and fit at the same time and that those who say otherwise simply aren't trying hard enough.
Currently I am focusing on strength and rowing technique while making improvements in my cardio base. As the season approaches I will cut body fat and increase my rowing volume while not necessarily cutting down on weight training, but re-arranging the schedule so as to better accommodate multiple cardio sessions. IE: twice a week with two lifts per day.
Previous to starting this log I have followed my rowing training regiment and have completed one cycle of 5/3/1 BBB. I am currently on my second cycle on Week 2 (3,3,3+) doing Deadlifts tomorrow.
Diet is healthy and high protein. As the season approaches I plan to switch towards a more Paleo diet with carb sources from sweet potatoes, etc thrown in for additional energy. I structure carb intake around workouts.
Please post comments, suggestions, and any questions you may have about my training or the sport. I'll be happy to answer.