Competitive Edge
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To help provide a nutritional guide for athletes training and racing, row2k turned to US national team performance dietitian Liz Fusco for some suggestions.  more

Technique

The rowing motion should contain three elements: 1) horizontal 2) relaxed and 3) fluid  more

While we used to see and coach 10 to 15 degrees, now the top rowers go to at least 30 degrees, quite a few to 45 and some even beyond that; core strength is essential to do this  more

Physiology

To stay hydrated, should you drink all the time, not at all - or simply when you are thirsty? Science says let your thirst be your guide.  more

We may not know exactly what 3/4 pressure is, but we know one thing: conversational pace ain't it. Studies show that large numbers of people who seem not to get much training effect are simply not working hard enough  more

Training

It turns out that the fear of headwinds can do almost as much damage to your speed as the headwind itself.  more

One set of lifting in under 15 minutes three times a week may offer the same strength gains as spending hours in the weight room  more

Coaching

Selection ultimately comes down to the coach's decision, there are three dominant methodologies for finding out which athletes are the best fit for seats: seat racing, cumulative results, and technology.  more

The opportunity to row often comes at times in a young person’s life where they are looking for a place to belong. Whether that point in time is the first year of high school or their freshman year at college, the social benefits that rowing offers are arguably the most convincing ones for young athletes.  more

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