How to Load the Blade, Safely

March 22, 2019

With Spring officially here, a note on technique. “A relaxed, overstretched position invites injury every stroke.” As you eye your transition back to the boat, try paying attention to your upper body form. Strive to


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


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


Step and Repeat

May 14, 2017

The word “puke” was painted at the top of the paved hill, a training ground all Brown Crew members knew too well. It was part of Scott Roop’s dry-land training protocol, a straight shot from the bottom of College Hill to the top, 10 times in a row.


Grip it and Rip It

May 11, 2017

Sweep rowers should place the outside hand at the end of the handle and the inside hand two hand-widths from the outside hand. Keeping the hands close together allows for greater leverage.


Choose Your Challenge

March 24, 2017

The Internet is the great equalizer. During the winter months, when the idea of rowing on the water seems months away, rowers can compete against opponents from all over the world in challenges ranging from


Game On

March 17, 2017

Early specialization has its limits. To really succeed in rowing, first try another sport.


Hard to Handle

March 14, 2017

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


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.