Here’s a coxswain’s-eye view of the Overpeck 2K race course for rowing. It is filmed from my single but speeded up to cover the course in about 3 minutes. I tried to steer in the middle of the three lanes. You can see that there are stake boats, buoys every 500m, and a new pair … More Coxswain’s-eye View of Overpeck Rowing 2K Course
Rowers, Ever Green Boat Club is organizing a new type of regatta, the Alumni Sprints, to be held on the old collegiate racecourse in Greenwich, Connecticut on April 27. This race allows college alumni/ae, regardless of current affiliation, to race a 1000m sprint under their college alumni banner, similar to how the Alumni Eights works … More New Alumni Sprints Regatta in Greenwich April 27
Many of us on the East Coast are preparing to submerge for a week of rain and lost power with Hurricane Sandy, and possible an early end to the fall rowing season based on experience with Hurricane Irene last year. How do you fit in training given the flurry of preparations and the fact that … More Training Through Hurricane Sandy–Minimum Effective Dose
I just got back from the Head of the Charles Regatta 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. It is by far the world’s greatest rowing spectacle, and was especially cool this year because of two things: 1) It is a post-Olympic year and all of the stars were there, and 2) The weather was the best I … More Head of the Charles 2012 Report
During the early fall, there is an opportunity to reduce the focus on sport-specific training for rowing and work on cross-training and rebuilding parts of the body that have suffered over the high-intensity summer racing season. For CrossFitters and rowers alike, there is also an opportunity to do some injury-proofing before changing over to indoor … More Core Stability for Indoor and Outdoor Rowing
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)!
Thanks to SportGraphics for great pics from the Catch the Cooper Regatta. This time they took several action shots of each boat near the 500m mark, which is great for looking at the stroke sequence. This is a shot from the Men’s Open Single race. Although I am slightly offset in this frame, the blades … More This is Why Kettlebell Swings are Important