Advice

Rules of Extraction

February 10, 2017

When a certain unnamed but blunt-speaking international coach (use your imagination) first arrived in the U.S. to lead the national teams, he complained colorfully about the athletes’ poor releases, taking the greatest issue with how

Advice

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

Advice

Getting to Know You

February 10, 2017

An “unofficial visit” is the same college visit that your non-rowing peers take. What sets it apart is your interest in college rowing, meeting the coaches, and seeing the rowing facilities. It’s called an “unofficial

News

CoxOrb Platinum Review

February 10, 2017

Active Tools’ CoxOrb Platinum comes to the rowing market with a competitive and impressive product that provides an all-in-one device for coxswains. The Platinum version combines all of the necessities of a traditional coxswain amplifier

Features

The New Normal

February 10, 2017

As we look back on the year that was, it seems we may be living through a critical moment in the evolution of our sport. Allegations of widespread doping have rocked the international sporting community

Racing

February Racing Calendar

February 6, 2017

Feb 11 Shocker Sprints  The real shocker is not the pain you’ll experience over 2,000 meters—with any luck, you’re accustomed to that by now. It’s that the annual Wichita State-hosted indoor rowing competition is nearly

Workouts

Winter Classic

January 31, 2017

As a collegiate rower, I never looked forward to this time of year. I knew that soon the boats would be racked for the winter and I would be relegated to the weight room, the

Features

2016 The Year in Rowing

January 31, 2017

It’s a saying that has never been more accurate than now in rowing. And as anyone who has experienced winter training knows, winter is all about mileage. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your perspective) for

Training

Life on the Inside

January 5, 2017

Don’t stop rowing this winter. If you live in a warmer climate, there are many lovely bodies of water to row on in the South and West. For everyone else, there’s the ergometer. Go to the Concept2 website, find a workout that suits you, and pair up with a partner for motivation and for safety.

Training

The Great Indoors?

December 1, 2016

The erg is no substitute for on-water rowing, yet it remains the best tool we have for improving sport-specific fitness and the basics of the stroke.