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18 Secrets Rowers Will Never Tell You

We've all endured the same grueling training sessions and early morning starts.

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5. Your coach has strange ideas about what constitutes a "motivational" quote.

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Just what you want to be reading directly above a note listing your power strokes for the session.

7. A room full of Concept 2's will always fill you with dread.

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But in the gym you can annoy the hell out of every non-rower who is taller and stronger than you, because you can still erg faster.