Balance: Tough to Coach, Necessary for Success | Rowing News

Balance: Tough to Coach, Necessary for Success | Rowing News

BY BILL MANNING PHOTO BY ED MORAN Balancing a boat is one of the trickier and more rewarding requirements of good sculling and rowing. It’s also one of the harder things to coach, as it is so experiential and dependent upon boat feel. Make your initial aim to create a...
Why Not Start a Rowing Club? | Rowing News

Why Not Start a Rowing Club? | Rowing News

BY ANDY ANDERSONPHOTO BY PETER SPURRIER Summer is a great time for rowing—as are fall and spring. I guess winter is nice, too, in California or Florida or Seattle, but I’ve never experienced it there. At the conclusion of our scholastic season, I’m often asked by kids...
Essential Drills for Blade Depth | Rowing News

Essential Drills for Blade Depth | Rowing News

BY MARLENE ROYLEPHOTO BY ED MORAN I recently did a group lesson for intermediate scullers on improving blade depth to move the boat better. First, to get a sense of where the blade will sit naturally, I positioned them at the release. By keeping pressure against the...
Hands Up | Rowing News

Hands Up | Rowing News

BY ANDY ANDERSONPHOTO BY PETER SPURRIER Dear Doctor Rowing, March has been a miserable month to be rowing in Massachusetts, but I’ve been loving it despite all the cold and rain. I don’t know if I could have done it without my trusty pogies. I was given them for...
Ten Seconds, Two Truths | Rowing News

Ten Seconds, Two Truths | Rowing News

BY MARLENE ROYLEPHOTO BY ED MORAN To keep tabs on your progress without having to go into the 2000-meter pain cave, fire off a quick 10-second peak-power test on the erg. If your peak wattage is going up, you are getting better. Your watts indicate the current limit...
Midlife Weight Gain | Rowing News

Midlife Weight Gain | Rowing News

BY NANCY CLARKPHOTO BY PETER SPURRIER “I used to be skinny when I was a runner in college. Look at me now. My BMI says I am “obese.” “Despite exercising regularly, I’ve gained weight with menopause … frustrating!!! “I’ve always been able to manage my weight by eating...

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