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
This is utterly amazing. Henrik Stephansen set a new indoor lightweight record of 5:57.4 on the Concept2 at 75kg body weight at the Danish Indoor Championships. That’s like 4.5 seconds better than his CRASH-B winning time from 2011, and would put him squarely in the hunt with the big American gorillas in the CRASH-B open … More Those Danes are on fire!
I’d like to share some experience in managing my body weight from the last 18 months, and offer some thoughts for Crossfitters that you may not be aware of. I’ve found that historically (since about age 25), my ideal racing weight for rowing is about 196-198 lbs. Less than that and I lose strength, more … More Weight management – on and off the water
One thing I always think about when watching Olympic events such as speedskating is, “how weird would it be if your race only lasted 30 seconds, or 1 minute?” In rowing we are used to maybe 3:45, 7:30, or 20 minutes. Water and wind conditions are usually the big variable, which sometimes makes it tough … More Sweating the details – the last 5 percent