Competitive Edge
November 7, 2017
The erg is a great training tool, and can also be a great tool for improving rowing technique.  more

Finding Your Base Rhythm
October 16, 2017
In a head race, finding your base rhythm is everything.  more

Focus on Technique Post-Sprint Season
August 22, 2017
As the summer sprint season comes to an end, make your workouts primarily about technique.  more

The Conveyor Belt Finish
July 11, 2017
The rowing stroke is a cyclic motion in which the finish sets up the rest of your stroke  more

Horizontal, Long, and Fast
June 13, 2017
Rowers often go deep because it makes them feel like they're working harder. To fix this, focus on staying horizontal and staying long.  more

As we get back on the water, one of the most common mistakes I see is burying the blade too deep; ideally we want only the blade to be buried on the drive.  more

Stay in Touch with Speed Year-Round
March 21, 2017
By working some speed into each practice, your muscles never lose touch with going fast.  more

Teaching Technique On The Erg
February 8, 2017
"Ergs Don't Float" - we've all heard it before; but there is still a lot of technique work that can be done on the erg.  more

Row Like an Olympian
November 30, 2016
Many believe that masters, youth, and club athletes can't row like the Olympians because they're not as fit or as strong; the evidence seems to show otherwise.  more

Part II of Olympic Rowing Technique - A Closer Look; see Part I here  more

Now that Olympics are over and we know the results, it's helpful to go back and look at the still photos to see what the athletes were doing  more

The Start
July 26, 2016
While you can't win the race on the first stroke, you can lose it.  more

The Catch (Toss It In)
May 24, 2016
Think of the catch as being the last part of the recovery, not the beginning of the drive.  more

The Release and Move Out of Bow
April 28, 2016
The feathering of the blade as the beginning of the recovery as opposed to the end of the drive. It should not be a separate part of the stroke.  more

The Grip
March 16, 2016
As you get back in the boat after rowing the erg all winter, it will help to focus on your grip.  more

The Recovery
February 16, 2016
Use your last few rows on the erg to get ready for the boat.  more

January is the obvious time to set goals for the coming year, but before you do, take a good look back at the previous year. Were you happy with what you accomplished? Were you on the right track or do you need to make changes?  more

Improve your Rowing on the Erg
December 10, 2015
With winter descending, most of us are heading indoors to the erg--hand levels, rhythm and relaxation, body preparation and horizontal rowing can all be improved with time on the erg.  more

What is most striking about this picture of the USA W4x is how low in the boat the athletes are holding their bodies. What they're doing is exactly what we're looking to illustrate: you want to move your your body horizontally through the core.  more

A Balance of Pressures
August 27, 2015
There are two major ways to influence the motion of the boat. One is weight on the oarlock/pin and the other is weight on the foot stretcher.  more

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