"These breathing strategies quickly teach you how your breath can control your mind and your heart rate, a skill that's very beneficial on race day".
"I often see rowers who have big strong legs and a core that can't keep up".
"Does pre-exercise static stretching decrease your performance"?
"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".
"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."
"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."
"Research identifies drive speed as critical for rowing performance and it may be even more important to rowing performance after establishing substantial strength"
"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".
"What do cursive and rowing technique have in common"?
Blake Gourley holds a Masters of Science in Sports Performance Training and has over 12+ years of experience working with rowers. Read more