Since Henley Royal Regatta and Wimbledon are both gearing up, I played tennis the other day. Like the haughty elitist rower that I am, I assumed it would be easy compared to a 2K at 34. I figured it would be good for active recovery, and it was a good way to do something as … More Tennis for rowing conditioning, anyone?
The two key stretches I’ve added to my warmup over the past year are the deep, wide squat and the simple hang, or “orangutan hang”. Today I did the latter on rings outside (each hang lasting about 20 seconds), and realized that this could be a wonderful pre-race stretch for rowing. Why? I was cold … More The “Orangutan Hang” as a pre-race rowing stretch?