Competitive Edge
March 26, 2020
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

There are three elements of which we are firmly in control when it comes to our athletic success: the physical, the technical, and the mental.  more

It turns out that the fear of headwinds can do almost as much damage to your speed as the headwind itself.  more

One set of lifting in under 15 minutes three times a week may offer the same strength gains as spending hours in the weight room  more

Don't do drills blindly; make sure they have a purpose and that they're achieving that purpose  more

Technique Feature: Erg Test Prep
January 8, 2018
If you want or need to be good on the erg, you have to spend time on the erg  more

Combining Erg Corrections
All Things Considered: Combining Erg Corrections
August 1, 2017
At the Texas Rowing Center, Masters rowers have all the variables of age, weight and gender factored into the results of club erg competitions. Take a look at how all the computations balanced out.  more

Training the Core
January 11, 2017
Tips for understanding and training the "core."  more

Maintaining strength during the racing season is a key part of balancing your training.  more

In Part I of this article I established how the rowing machine places different demands on the human body. In Part II, I will outline a warm-up routine that you can do for the rowing machine or boat that provides a solution to the different stresses placed upon the body.  more

It is often assumed that the rowing stroke on a rowing machine (static or sliders) and in the boat is the same, but there are several key differences.  more

Resolutions? Rowers don't need no stinkin' Resolutions!  more

Eric Murray's Erg Record
Of Numbers and Physics
January 5, 2016
There are a few basic concepts of physics necessary to understand the difference between the mechanics of a "static" rowing machine (like a Concept2 Model D/E) and one that runs on a slide (or sliders, in the case of the C2).  more

The Holiday De-Training Challenge
December 28, 2015
A break in a training macrocycle is often a good thing, but if you are wary of letting it go on too long, you have good reason to be concerned.  more

More and more athletes and athletic teams are discovering the benefits of implementing a yoga practice to enhance performance in their chosen sport. Some of the obvious pluses include improved flexibility, core strength, kinesthetic/somatic awareness, injury prevention, and mental focus.  more

Care and feeding of rowing blisters
Swiss Cheese Hands
January 14, 2014
Blisters have always been an annoyance for rowers, but here are few tricks we have found to prevent them and to treat them once they happen.  more

Coach Kaehler
Squats for rowers
May 22, 2012
Rowing is one of the few sports that significantly benefits from strengthening the hip and knee joints through a full range of motion. One of the most effective training movements that offers this range of motion is the squat.  more

Are you frustrated with your current rowing technique? Tired of hearing your coach make the same comments to you over and over again? You’ve been working hard to make the suggested changes, but feel like you’re getting nowhere. Over time, both you and your coach accept your ‘rowing flaws” as inherent and permanent limitations. Or are they?  more

Coach Kaehler
Barefoot Running for Rowers
April 3, 2012
Barefoot shoes versus conventional running shoes: Which is right for your outdoor cross-training program?  more

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