Category Archives: Strength Coach Roundtable

Strength Coach Roundtable #12: Preventing Low Back Pain in Rowing

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We’re back! Blake and Joe and I had a great and wide-ranging discussion on low back pain in rowing, combining what we’ve learned from rowing research with our own experiences as rowers, rowing coaches, and strength coaches. In this episode, we cover why low back pain in rowing occurs, how rowers and coaches can reduce […]

Strength Coach Roundtable #11: Movement Assessments for Rowing

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Rowing strength coaches Will Ruth and Joe Deleo discuss movement assessments for rowing. How can we evaluate an athlete’s movement and use that information in our coaching? We talk application to strength training and rowing training so that you can get the most out of your movement in the weight-room as well as on the […]

Strength Coach Roundtable #10: Strength, Physical Therapy, Rowing

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Guest coaches Karen Calara and Caitlin McClain join the Roundtable for a discussion of how strength coaches, physical therapists, and rowing coaches can better support each other and work together to solve common rowing technical problems and ultimately build better, faster, healthier rowers. Tune in for specific advice for common technical problems of the stroke […]

Strength Coach Roundtable #9: Strength Training for Adaptive Rowers

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Guest Coach Tara Morgan of Seize the Oar Unified Rowing in Seattle, WA, joins the Strength Coach Roundtable for a discussion on strength training for adaptive rowers. In this 45-minute discussion, we talk performance needs, minimizing injury risk, how to structure your training area, making individual adjustments in training, and more! Check the shownotes below […]

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 […]

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 the squat for rowing. This is an important lift, and in this 45-minute episode, we talk about how we teach it to our rowers, our favorite (and least favorite) variations of […]

Strength Coach Roundtable #6: Deadlifting for Rowers

We changed up the format a bit for this episode and spent the whole time just talking about one lift. We could make an argument that the best lift is the deadlift for rowing. The deadlift has a ton of carryover to rowing, for performance, reinforcing technical cues and coaching, and long-term back health. In […]

Strength Coach Roundtable #5: Performance Psych for Rowing

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The Strength Coach Roundtable hosted a monster of a podcast about performance psych for rowing as we went nearly 90 minutes straight and all felt like we still had more to talk about. Will, Blake, and Joe were joined by guest Sara Hendershot for a discussion of performance psychology in rowing and how you can use […]

Strength Coach Roundtable #4: Recovery

 We really jammed a lot into this episode to talk about recovery for rowing as well as strength training. You’ll learn all about active and passive recovery techniques, finding a recovery protocol that works for you, and of course WHY recovery is so vital to both short and long-term improvement, health, and performance. You can […]

Strength Coach Roundtable Recap: Episode 2

In this episode of the Strength Coach Roundtable, we talked all about strength training for rowing performance. Tune in to hear the best lifts for rowing performance, tips to improve carryover from weight-training to on-water, and how to design your program to balance the different types of training. Hear it also on Soundcloud and iTunes 1:59 — Top […]