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Making The Athlete
A new series focusing on the strengthening and conditioning of athletes
There is no denying that riding is hard work, but so often our horses take top priority when it comes to strengthening and conditioning. Lately I have been on a mission to not only improve my riding but to become stronger, more flexible and an all round athlete. 

I will put some of the details of my actual program on the blog, however I wanted to focus on one exercise in particular, an exercise has fast become my nemesis; rowing. 

Rowing is an excellent all round cardio and conditioning exercise, it requires power from your legs, strength in the back and core and finishes in your arms, all while getting your heart racing. 

Here is a video of one of my first attempts on the rowing machine. As you can see, my posture isn't straight, I have too much give in my core, not enough power in my legs and my timing is off. All in all a lot to improve, but that's what progress is all about. 

So, give it a go, and let me know if you hate it just as much as I do.

Toughen up and Embrace the suck.