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This March, I am running a set of erg camps. They are each 3 days long and limited to 4 participants. I am looking forward to helping rowers safely achieve their rowing dreams.  Thanks to Elite Coaching, I stayed injury free throughout my career. Rowing injury free should be the norm for every athlete. Unfortunately, this is not the case. In the US, new rowers rarely get enough coaching attention at their clubs. This leads to bad technical habits, frustration, power loss, and many times chronic injuries. I look forward to coaching the camps and having the rowers steadily get closer to achieving their...

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Do you watch your power curve when you train?   You should. Power curves can tell you how you connect to the blade or the flywheel.   Be aware of the differences on how the power curves are calculated. Some machines use time versus distance to establish the X-axis.  Have you heard of “high plateau, double valley, shark fin acceleration?”  Those are terms used when observing power curves.  No matter what age the rower is, learning the right way is never too late.  I was lucky with my Elite Coaches.  They tuned me in to understanding power curves at a young...

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I just finished coaching our Erg Winter Camp here in Orange County, California.  Here are some of my thoughts: Making Elite Coaching information available early in a rower’s career has immediate performance impact. Teaching rowers how to strengthen physical weaknesses prevents chronic injuries. Training intensity evaluation helps rowers avoid overtraining and maximize results of time invested. Psychological tips and tricks help overcome physical and mental barriers at different stages of development.  Correct stretching shields rowers from back injuries. Discussing training methods gives rowers a deeper understanding of club conditioning, its shortcomings, and how to maximize the outcome despite it. It...

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Details matter, but what constitutes a “detail that matters” depends on who you ask.  This morning, I physiologically evaluated a great local rower on his bike, which was set up on a home trainer.  As I walked up to him, I noticed how his bike was set up and how it affected his leg-drive.  I immediately spotted a “rigging” issue.  The angle of his knee and his pedal stroke were off, not by much, but enough to catch my eye. To a trained eye this was a detail that mattered, a major issue, because it could definitely lead to a...

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Buy One, Get One

The holidays are a great time to improve upon the rest of the field by investing more in your performance. 

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