Happy Motivation Monday - helping you get your week off to a good start with a tip, technique or motivational workout you can use immediately.
Today's tip, from our friends at DecentRowing, is "How you Should Hold Your Elbows at the Finish".
If you're like many rowers, you tend to squeeze the elbows back - and possibly crank the wrists a bit too - for that last little bit of power at the end of the stroke. This leads to tension in the shoulders and neck that, over a long workout, can really start to cause pain and stiffness. I notice it immediately in my neck so this short video was helpful to me in correcting that one part of the stroke. Hope it helps you too!
If nothing else, it provides yet another item for you to focus on during those long, low indoor rows this winter.
Happy Motivation Monday to You!This is another installment in my series - Motivation Mondays - to help you get your week off to a good start with a tip, technique or motivational workout you can use immediately.Today's tip, from the folks down under in Tasmania at DecentRowing.com, looks at pause drills and why you should [...]
Today is the 14th of December. When I left the house this morning to go to my workout, the sun was up but the temperature was in the single digits. A crunchy layer of icy snow covered the path to the car. Ugh...winter training in Maine. But, I knew there were three other women also [...]
From UCanRow2October 26, 2017We’ve all been there. You’re going along fine with your rowing machine workouts. Showing up for them according to your plan, feeling like you could conquer the world when you’re done. Nothing’s going to stop you now!And then life gets in the way. You get sick, you go [...]
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Ed Moranrow2k.comHey Rower,I came across this inspiring story on Row2K about one young rower's journey of recovery from a horrific accident in December of 2016 to rowing in the Head of the Charles Regatta 2017 and wanted to share it with everyone. It's a very moving and powerful tale of hard [...]
Snow covers the ground. The sky is a dull gray and the temperature outside is in the single digits. Another go on the erg is quickly losing it's appeal (not that it held much to start with!) Yep...it's January and the long slog 'til spring awaits us. What's a rower to do? Seek out your fellow rowers, stick with your game plan [...]