Two Tips to a Better, Stronger Catch

Two Tips to a Better, Stronger Catch

Tight hamstrings and tight calves are too often the culprits blamed for catch compression challenges in the rowing shell.

Yet while male and female rowers alike suffer from the common malady of tight muscles, there's an unexpected, lesser known and more complicated neighboring body structure implicated:

The ankle.

The Secret Formula That Helped Me Win My First Gold Medal ... This Year.

The Secret Formula That Helped Me Win My First Gold Medal ... This Year.

Just like you, for years I believed that a proper warmup involved taking multiple repetitions of the sport at hand - layups, practice swings, rowing strokes. Follow that with some static stretching to loosen the muscles. Stick to that prescription and there's no way I'll get injured...

The Single Key Factor to Avoiding Injury

The Single Key Factor to Avoiding Injury

Have you ever been injured and missed a race? Have you trained months for the one defining event of your athletic career, and were consistently hampered by a nagging, painful injury?

I'm an athlete, and I've been in your shoes.

It sucks.

Why Adam Kreek Seeks Failure

Why Adam Kreek Seeks Failure

In my Top-5 Tips to Winning a Gold Medal, I highlight the five key components of a winning athlete. Tip #5 - "Fail Once Per Week" - is one that Adam Kreek, a 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist with the Canadian Men's National Rowing Team, highlights from the lens of both his Olympic experience and his time capsized in the Bermuda Triangle on a rowing trip between Africa and the USA.