Drills

Give Him a Hand

February 14, 2018

Late in 2017 a video surfaced on YouTube showing a man rowing a single. He carefully demonstrated the rowing stroke, focusing on the release. Yet when his hands approached his body with his oars, neither

Advice

Sitting Pretty

July 2, 2017

There’s little disagreement about the link between proper posture and performance, but what does correct body positioning look like? The most common description of good posture, which has the athlete maintaining a “stick-like” straight back,

Advice

Drills for the Double

June 24, 2017

Doubles are an enigmatic boat class. Doubles are an enigmatic boat class. Some doubles fly. Others don’t go anywhere. One of the keys to moving the double is blending styles with your partner and syncing

Drills

A World of Hurt

June 16, 2017

Training without purpose is tough and rarely produces results. Setting a specific goal and working toward it acts as an insurance policy to keep you on point. My recommendation? Mix it up this summer and

Drills

Fit and Finish

April 15, 2017

Many coaches use the term “release” to ensure their rowers understand that the stroke cycle doesn’t stop when the blades are extracted from the water, and to reinforce that the extraction is critical to the run of the boat.

Advice

Hard to Handle

March 14, 2017

Grip issues afflict us all. Here’s how to get hold of the situation.