Thanks to RowingRelated for posting this GoPro video from Rowing New Zealand, who arguably produced the highest medal count for the size of their country in the London 2012 Games. My favorite part is 3:00 in when they are showing the men’s double – this is the definition of “take it out square at the … More Amazing Rowing Technique Video (and good soundtrack)!
Wow I called the men’s single final right – Drysdale, Synek, Campbell. Alan Campbell has had a great Olympics and I was so happy to see him get bronze. He was so emotional that I teared up with him. I am also happy that Mahe Drysdale got closure with an Olympic gold. I felt a … More Alan Campbell Made me Cry!
OK readers, let’s hear who you are picking for Olympic rowing gold in a few weeks? There were some surprises in the recent Munich World Cup, and there were some notable absences of crews that chose to train through instead of race. Here’s my unscientific picks. In general I think the British and the Kiwis … More Who Are Your Olympic Picks?
The Munich World Cup was the last international regatta before the Olympics, and here is some great video of the Men’s straight four, which is one of the most hotly contested events. I have been following Drew Ginn from Australia via his blog, and I also love to see Great Britain exercise their traditional strength … More Wow–Video from Munich Rowing World Cup
I have been reading Carlos Dinares’ blog recently and was intrigued by his post on the ideal rowing power curve after coaching some CrossFitters at CrossFit Ignite on how to use the power curve feature on the Concept2. Granted, the C2 static erg is a blunt instrument at best, but it introduces an interesting question … More Rowing Power Curves and World Championships Video
Had a great race on Saturday in the Masters Eight rowing for Ever Green Boat club – strong, smooth, consistent, perfect steering, no mishaps except for a broken cox-box. So we were all surprised to learn that we came in 13th? In retrospect we were part of a tight grouping of times in which 10 … More Head of the Charles Results
If any readers wonder how to get it done on the water, here’s how the best in the world does it. As with most elite athletes, Mahe Drysdale (in black for New Zealand) looks like he’s having an easy row because all of the power goes into moving the boat and there is no wasted … More Video: Mahe Drysdale wins the sculling World Cup (USA’s Jurkowski takes 3rd!)