Understanding how we move is like flipping open a book that tells the story of our performance, injury risk, health, efforts, energy and ability.
Race pace – fly and die, bide your time or throw it all out to row from feel?
In this blog we are taking a brief look at race strategy, specifically pacing plans. This is always one that interests us because unlike a very variable and open sport such as football, a rowing race is always a set…
The Top 10 things not to do if you have a lower limb tendon injury or pain
Tendon injuries in rowing are very common, they can be complex to get right and diagnose accurately. Here are 10 things you need to avoid if you have one.
Prevention is always better than treatment. Stay strong to reduce injury, it’s simple.
Strength training reduced sports injuries to less than 1/3 and overuse injuries could be almost halved.
Blades dripping in sunshine, after the fog – a word from Sarasota, Florida
It was without hesitation that the week after CRASH Bs I took the opportunity to fly down to Florida to make the rounds with numerous clubs, colleges and meet with programs racing at the 9th annual Sarasota Invitational Regatta
“So tell me, squats it got to do with injury?”
Contrary to commonly voiced concern, deep squats do not contribute increased risk of injury to passive tissues.
Jump into Plyo – the benefits of power to rowing.
Would plyometric training, in conjunction with training on the water, lead to improved rowing economy and performance?
Recovery principles – sleep
Sleep; let’s peel back the covers and give you a run down of why this element of athletic life could be one of the most important.
Are you warm enough? Thinking on warmups.
When a stretch doesn’t get a kid ready for when the gun goes off, or the ball is kicked, why do it?!
What is excellence?
The sustainably excellent know that useful data will come from action and reflection. They understand intuitively the process of learning.
Do you even lift? If so, what, when and how fit are you? A gym review.
We speak a lot about rowing specific injuries and performance but this week we are taking a look at general gym usage and statistics……with a focus on the erg just to keep it interesting! The numbers were run by FitRated,…
All Rowers Care About Performance – Just Not In The Way You Think
No matter what side of the world we row on, we all collectively share a part in a sport that values teamwork, camaraderie, perseverance, and the most honest effort one can put forth. We must also keep FUN in the picture alongside these core tenants continue to enjoy success at all levels.
Don’t rock the boat…..it might not be that easy.
This week we have turned our attention to boat trim. A significant factor for feel and boat speed, the way an individual or crew affects the run and movement of the boat is a key factor to the skill of…
Shoulder the load
The shoulder girdle is a region where huge performance losses can occur and where the transfer of force, if not executed well can lead on to other injuries. The upper limb is listed in the top 5 regions for injury…
It’s all in the wrist.
Wrist injuries are lower down on the list of the most common rowing injuries but they are often very hard to get on top of and as such present an often long and frustrating road block in return to sport…