Doctor Rowing

Switching Sides

September 8, 2017

Without a lot of fanfare here in the U.S., FISA made a small but significant rule change to its rules of racing and related bylaws. The new rule, which took effect this year, read, “Coxswains

Doctor Rowing

Weigh Enough?

August 18, 2017

More than two decades later, the author weighs once more the spelling of a common phrase.


Hands Up

May 2, 2017

How did Pogies get their name?

Doctor Rowing

Core Curriculum

April 10, 2017

Dear Doctor Rowing, I’ve been out of the game for a number of years but have recently begun to row a single. I’ve checked out a number of websites and watched a bunch of coaches on YouTube. Years ago, I learned the legs-back-arms method of applying power and it’s always worked for me. But lately down at the club all I hear is talk of “the core.” What’s with all this emphasis on the core?

Doctor Rowing

Never Forget

March 16, 2017

Theo Koerner and the aftermath of German Democratic Republic.


The Perils of Perfection

February 10, 2017

What predisposes some athletes —to developing an eating disorder? In a survey of women with eating disorders, 12 of whom were athletes and 17 who were not, 75 percent of the participants shared the following