The deadlift is a great lift that rowers can use to hone their technique on the first 3/4 of the drive, especially the initial part of the drive. In the video below, the instructor Brett Jones demonstrates the difference between “pulling” during the initial part of the deadlift and “wedging” yourself between the floor and the … More The Deadlift and the Rowing Drive
The damper on an ergometer (erg) is often misunderstood. The damper controls airflow into the cage. Move the damper down to restrict air from entering and to lessen the drag, making the rowing feel lighter. Move the damper up to let more air in and create more drag, making the rowing feel heavier. If you use … More Erg Rowing: Put a Damper on it!
A new entry on the Fixed Seat Rowing site: Rowers: Six Areas to Focus on in the Fall and Winter … More Rowers: Six Areas to Focus on in the Fall and Winter
The transition period in rowing is a time when a rower can relax mentally and physically from the structure and focus that rowing requires. For rowers involved in fixed seat rowing and the St. John’s Regatta, the transition period is generally August, after the St. John’s Regatta, and September. Many rowers do not want to think … More Transitioning out of the Transition Period
With Discovery Day coming up, this is a good time for crews to think about their race plan. A race plan will keep the crew focused during the race and give the coxswain specific things to call during the race. Below is an example of a race plan for the 1225m course (written for the coxswain and … More The Race Plan
At long last, my Fixed Seat rowing site is ready! Although there are plenty of resources out there for slide seat rowing and ergometer technique, there are few resources that focus on fixed seat rowing and coxing. This space includes how to information to assist new and experienced rowers, coxswains, and coaches. Please share. I am hoping that this site … More The Site Goes ‘Live’
The boats go on the pond in two months! Weather permitting, of course.