Rowing Specific Core Training
"I often see rowers who have big strong legs and a core that can't keep up".
Stretching for Rowers
"Does pre-exercise static stretching decrease your performance"?
Hip Control for Rowers
"Maintaining a neutral spine can increase our ability to transfer force between the footplate and oar handle, as well as decrease the load on the spine".
Hip Motion for Rowers
"Too much forward pelvic tilt will limit our hip motion, potentially cause hip impingement, and/or force our low backs to round into the catch."
3 Essential Carries for Rowers
"Our hands have a built in protective mechanism. If our bodies aren't prepared to grip something our grip will give out to prevent us from injuring ourselves."
Power Training for Rowers
"Research identifies drive speed as critical for rowing performance and it may be even more important to rowing performance after establishing substantial strength"
3 Essential Deadlifts for Rowers
"Do not subscribe to the idea that every rower MUST deadlift from the floor".
"Rower's spines experience enough load from the sport alone, adding excessive load to their supplementary training is never a great idea".
Rowing Technique & Cursive
"What do cursive and rowing technique have in common"?
"Unseen results often seem less drastic".
Blake Gourley holds a Masters of Science in Sports Performance Training and has over 12+ years of experience working with rowers. Read more