I found this recently on the Conditioning Research blog, and it sounded so weird that I had to try it. I figure that even if it’s completely bogus, maybe by successfully doing it I could trick my brain into giving me a few extra years on this Earth. The idea is that if you can … More One of the Stranger Things I’ve Tried
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?
So I landed a spot in a Dartmouth alumni eight at the Head of the Charles in Boston at the end of October, which is the largest regatta in the world. It’s been 10 years since I raced to a middle-of-the pack finish in the Championship Single there. It’s also been a year plus since … More Shoulder flexibility, kettlebell arm bars, and overall rowing mobility