This weekend at rowing training, we did twice our usual distance on each day, and just rowed, steady state, no fancy bits, no drills.
Steady. Consistent. Powerful.
Here is a quick video that our coach took of us square blading. (This is a technique which promotes balance and focus. This was about 15km in on day two so we were getting tired!
Oh and our coach isn’t the most technically proficient and so it changes from portrait to landscape half way through! Treat yourself to a lie down if you get that far 😉 )
This steady state, consistent rowing, getting extra miles on the water, helps a crew really get together. To work together to get the synchronicity that ultimately makes the boat go faster. It doesn’t happen straight away.
It takes hard work. It takes commitment. It takes hours and hours rowing together on the water.
Such consistency and steadiness is important in business and teamwork.
It’s important to take time to learn how to work together, get used to each other, understand each other’s styles and needs and get into the ha it if fully supporting each other and working together to achieve the common goal.
Wow we LOVE rowing. And we LOVE teamwork!