Competitive Edge
August 14, 2019
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

On the erg, there's no need to lift or lower the handle - we recommend keeping the handle level throughout the stroke, and we want you to do basically the same thing on the water  more

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

Get comfortable on the erg to make it easier to work on both fitness and technique  more

We did four days of racing at the Master's World Regatta in Sarasota, FL in borrowed boats, and there were a few things we made sure to check each outing  more

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Technique Feature: Sweep Technique
October 4, 2018
There are some technical areas that are singular to sweep rowing  more

It became obvious that my first piece was never my fastest, despite feeling that I had done a solid warm up and was ready to go  more

While every rower is different, year after year we see people making the same mistakes, so I try to tackle the most common ones, their causes and how to fix them.  more

While water temps are still low in many places, go out in big boats to work on skills  more

As the prospect of getting back on the water nears, start thinking about goals for 2018 - starting with solid bladework  more

As the erg season comes to a close, it may be a good time to take a short break from the rowing motion  more

The ergometer is a great place to work on your catch as you don't have the blade to consider and can focus on the body motion  more

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Technique on the Erg
November 7, 2017
The erg is a great training tool, and can also be a great tool for improving rowing technique.  more

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

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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

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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

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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

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