Competitive Edge
January 30, 2019
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

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How to Hydrate: Drink When You Are Thirsty
December 26, 2018
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

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Sleep Better, Go Faster?
January 26, 2017
Finding a way to get enough sleep for student athletes is not easy. But it is important.  more

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Warm-up and Cool-Down Tactics
September 7, 2016
With special considerations for the Masters Rower.  more

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Can You Take The Heat?
July 27, 2016
A study conducted by the human physiology department at the University of Oregon found that training in high temperatures improved an athlete’s performance in a very short period of time.  more

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Why do we throw up?
January 11, 2016
We have all been there… or at least most of us have come close to losing our lunch after a hard workout. Rowing is a strenuous sport, and as shocking as it may seem to an outsider, throwing up has just become a part of life for most teams.  more

Coaching rowing may be thrashing your vocal cords.  more

An inquiry into whether all the leg- and chest-beating actually helps once the race starts.  more

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Erg Day Afternoon
September 8, 2014
Early morning rows are part of our sport; but if you don't always feel faster in the morning, there is some science to prove it.  more

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The Truth about Age Handicaps
October 17, 2006
According to Carlo Zezza's research, existing age handicaps favor older rowers - more than their decline in performance.  more

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