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The most phisically demanding sport, you will ever encounter. It's hard, exhausting and makes you feel like you want to collapse. Rowers get up every morning at 6 to go out in the freezing cold weather to row with there 'pogies'. Even in 12 degree weather, they walk around in a one piece lycra and a spandex top. During winter training, rowers train inside doing runs, circuits, weights and ergos which normally consist of 2k, 5k and the dreaded 30 minutes. 30 minutes are dread awful. It's hard to describe the pain of 30 minutes but most rowers are crying by halfway. Rowing is the greatest dport ever. Admit it. It's true.
"Hey I'm going rowing after this."
"In this weather? It's raining!"
"Hey, don't worry, I've got my full lycra and spandex kit to keep me toasty warm" ;)
by ROWINGBUDDIES222 January 12, 2012
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A sport commonly known to gods, or elite athletes. where depending on the boat size; 8 lunatics pull on a levered ore to feel the excruciating pain flow through their forearms and thighs. A sport where mental strength is the key to winning. And taking one stroke off, would be giving up and surrendering to the other "crews."
The Harvard Rowing team is one of the fastest

Rowing is the only sport where you don't play with your balls.
by lgcrew December 25, 2010
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A sport where people race boats backwards on water. It is arguably the most physically intense sport out there; it is not for the weak.
The U.S. Rowing team won the 2004 Olympic gold. Hooray!
by ThatsBriskBaby December 19, 2005
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Rowing is the only sport to originate as a form of capital punishment. I still can't figure out why I like it so much.
Vikings: Slaves and criminals would do the rowing, not the Vikings because they knew how much it sucked.
by get_some December 24, 2005
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The sport that consists of 1 to 8 people in which you row a boat with one oar each. It is extremely difficult and takes lots of different abilities. Most people think it involves only arms, which is so far from the truth. Most of the terminology can be related to sex, like the cox, crabs, and phrases like "In rowing, the catch is aggressive, the hands quick, the slide smooth, the drive powerful, and the oar is always hard." It is mainly a collegiate sport, but has been practiced around the world for ages.
Let's go row because rowing is the best sport ever!
by Rower's Unite January 17, 2005
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The hardest sport. EVER. Much harder than swimming. But normally done by hotties.
*Swimmer*: You rowers are so lame. Especially those Zooties
*Rower*: What? Your googles are cooler?

Wow. Rowing is hard, but how freaking hot are they?
by rowingforeverbabe October 17, 2009
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Hopeless process of destroying one's self in an attempt to move a Buoyancy - Operated - Aquatic - Transport mechanism, a.k.a. 'boat'. This futile act of throwing one's body limply against a long, plastic - and - wood (or metal) stick (also known as an 'oar') and thrashing one's arms about caused much pain and distress in the High Middle Ages, or around the 12th or 13th century, when many were expected to actually succeed at doing this on the trade vessels that were in fashion at the time.

Modern futility experts estimate that the people who continue to practice of this exercise will eventually die out due to natural selection and lack of reproductive ability.
Example of a rowing - related exclamation:
"Rowing practice; shit!"
by Xethro Gensh June 19, 2015
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