There are two ways to rest when doing interval sessions, active rest and passive rest, with active rest you keep rowing very very slow and with passive rest you stop rowing completely until the next rep. I prefer active because it seems to help my muscles to flush the waste. Try it for yourself and see how it feels that is the best way to know what suits you.
3 days ago
Following a strapless 5k I decided to try rowing with loose foot straps. I was encouraged to do this as a training technique years ago when i was in a boat crew and I forgot what difference it makes. There's a huge temptation to strap in your feet as tightly as possible, but it's really not necessary. Just looping the straps loosely over the bridge of your feet - literally just enough to stop you flying backwards off your seat - gives you so much flexibility and power if your technique is right. Does anyone regularly train like this, or has anyone else even tried it?