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Switching Sides

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…

Core Curriculum

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?

The Perils of Perfection

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…