I was never the biggest or strongest, but I was taught how to use my legs efficiently and when to set the blade. The Elite Coaches I had the fortune to work with were incredible technicians. I have them to thank for getting recruited to Brown University and all my rowing achievements.
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Whether you are taught a sequential or simultaneous power application, it is clear that the legs are the main source of power and acceleration in rowing. It does surprise me how varied the use of the legs are from rower to rower within the same boat.
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I was recruited to Brown University. It was a life changing experience. We stayed undefeated and I went on to winning Olympic Gold and Silver in the single scull.
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