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How To Do A Simple Rigger Height Check
The height setting is probably the most important setting to match to the individual athlete; here is a simple way to check and change while on the water from Mike Davenport, part of a series to help coaches come back to their game strong once rowing resumes  more


As isolation, both self-imposed or enforced, deepens in the rowing community, row2k reached out to rowing medical folks for some common-sense guidance for athletes who are looking to stay active during these times.  more

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


A time trial, where crews race against the clock and have only limited racing interactions with other crews, comes with its own challenges and quirks. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you prep your crews for time trial racing.  more

When teaching new rowers, keep it simple and fun  more


The ability to relax is an important yet often overlooked skill - exercise is supposed to be hard so they try to make rowing hard. I want to make it easy.  more

Rowing is demanding enough once you start trying to go fast, no need to make it hard where it doesn't need to be.  more


Foam rollers have been used for years as a way to ease pain and soreness among athletes in training. A recent study suggests that it can also help with performance when used properly and at the right time - but they are not going to cure a serious medical issue.  more

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

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