Rowing crew to compliment basketball
I've been working over the last couple months to get my body in top athletic shape and I've come a long way, I'm much stronger, faster and quicker than I was at the beginning of the year. However, the one aspect that still slows me down is my endurance - as soon as I go hard and run the break constantly I get tired and my defense suffers, as does my jump shot.
I'm interested in rowing crew, I wanted to last summer but never got the opportunity, so now that spring is approaching I'm thinking about giving it a shot. Maybe just once a week, for a couple hours, as I'll be spending time in the weight room, the court and running.
The only concern I have is will it negatively affect my strength? Crew is an endurance sport (although it does have strong anaerobic requirements), and I'm afraid that if I do too much of it my speed and jumping ability will slow down. If I only do it once or twice a week, is that alright? What are other ways I can do to improve my endurance without sacrificing explosiveness? I'm looking for other sports so I can have a mix between basketball and something else.