Rowing Workout Outdoor

So how to “keep in shape” while there’s no access to a gym out here in the end of a fjord arm? I think I’m pretty happy about no gym here … these days I actually find them pretty boring!) Instead it’s hiking, uphill running, climbing and bicycling that are most interesting ..and available  … and now also varied with some rowing for the upper body too.

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Since last year I wanted to “see this fjord from the fjord” – not just from land, and a couple of days ago I invited my housemate to come along for a rowing trip… the weather was absolutely perfect, the sea was smooth as a mirror and of course, as you can see, awesome views to waterfalls and surrounding mountainsides. I just can’t think of a better outdoor training session for the upper body – we did not touch the outboard motor at all out there during our 3 hours row trip.

Views like this function like a “carrot” to lure us out for awesome and healthy rowing trips. tafjorden rowing norwegian fjords workout landscape

 

But sure… rowing workout in a row-boat dont’ activate as many muscles as a rowing machine where using your legs more can activate more than 80 % of your body muscles – but then again, would you gladly row for several hours indoor with a big smile like I did outdoor in a row-boat?

It is possible that the rowing trip gave us even more energy for the rest of the summer evening  – my happy-go-lucky roommate looks pretty pepped up alright  🙂 Tafjord andersen summer evening visit rural norway photo liss myraas

 

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