Category Archives: RowingChat

RowingChat with Ron Batt & Matt Lehrer

  Listen live on Wednesday 21st February 2018 at 8 pm UK time by clicking the YouTube video link. Ron Batt Ron has been involved in rowing for 25 years after trying the sport through a council funded learn to row program. He has been an athlete and a coach including running rowing clubs, working […]

RowingChat: Rowing Technique and Aging

Rowing technique and aging

Masters rowing is one of the fastest growing parts of the sport.  Yet aging places compromises onto the rowing and sculling stroke. Expert masters rowing coach, Marlene Royle joins Rebecca Caroe on this episode of RowingChat to discuss rowing technique and aging. Listen to RowingChat Technique and Aging on SoundCloud Timestamps to the interview 01:00 […]

RowingChat: Rowing Technique as you Age

Marlene will talk about how to adapt your rowing and sculling technique so that you can continue to make technical gains while managing physical compromises or injuries. The discussion will address posture, joint protection, range of motion, and a system of body support throughout the stroke cycle. Also, rigging tips to help you maintain effectiveness […]

Strength Coach Roundtable #8: Rib Stress Injuries

The Roundtable is back, and we’re joined by guest rowing physical therapist Karen Calara who draws on her 20+ years of experience in physical therapy, rowing, and strength training for a deep dive into an injury that results in some of the most missed water time of any rowing injury. The rib stress injury may […]

RowingChat: Zig Danziger author of Small Puddles

Zig Danziger spent 30 years writing the book about his time on the Rowing team at Yale University. He died last week and his friends and colleagues joined me on this week’s RowingChat in his memory. Carole Claps is his publicist, Alix James is mentioned in the book and rowed at Yale on the womens […]

A very special RowingChat dedicated to Zig. RIP

Small Puddles, rowing book, Michael Danziger

Michael (Zig) Danziger, author of Small Puddles, The Triumphant Story of Yale’s Worst Oarsman.  Ever. passed away two weeks ago.  He was scheduled to be my guest on RowingChat this week. Rather than cancel, I invited his rowing friends to join theRowingChat to talk about Zig, his book and what his life taught them.  Dave […]

RowingChat: Bo Hanson of Athlete Assessments

Bo Hanson has three Olympic Medals representing Australia and now leads the Athlete Assessments business tutoring coaches in the techniques that build resilient athletes and “toughness”.  His insights into the psychology tools that build great teams as well as personal experience from rowing are covered in detail during this RowingChat episode. Team Culture and Identity […]

Strength Coach Roundtable #7: The Squat

After a few month’s hiatus, rowing strength coaches Will Ruth, Blake Gourley, and Joe Deleo return to the Strength Coach Roundtable to talk about an important lift for rowing performance–the squat. In this 45-minute episode, we talk about how we teach it to our rowers, our favorite (and least favorite) variations of the squat to […]

RowingChat: Advanced Rowing Charlie Simpson and Jim Flood

Charlie Simpson and Jim Flood have authored a new book called Advanced Rowing – it shows in detail the techniques and training programmes of top international and club coaches.  Setting out to “demystify” the secrets of top rowing coaches, the authors succeed in explaining the difference between good and excellent coaches. In the discussion we […]

RowingChat: Penny Chuter former chief coach British Rowing

Penny Chuter was the leader responsible for standardising the selection of athletes and formalising the coach education methods used today by British Rowing.  She also worked for FISA (World Rowing) as a coach on the development programme.  Her insights into what makes athletes skilful, boats move fast and how to get the best out of […]