Competitive Edge
May 27, 2020
Reasons and suggestions for leaning hard on the oarhandle for a few strokes now and then  more

Rolling Away the Soreness and Pain
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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