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Rowing Stronger, 2nd Edition, Ebook by Will Ruth

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Rowing Stronger, 2nd Edition, Ebook by Will Ruth

“Rowing Stronger” is the comprehensive guide to strength training for rowing for coaches of all ages and levels. Written by Will Ruth, a former rower and current rowing strength coach and specialist.
This second edition has been updated with new and revised instructions and descriptions.
  • brand new content from Will’s coaching and learning,
  • two new guest chapters by fellow rowing strength coaches Blake Gourley and Joe DeLeo,
  • new sample programs and templates to guide your rowing strength training, and
  • revised versions of some of Will’s most popular website articles,
  • incl. “Mental Skills for Rowing” and “Mobility for Rowers.”
  • new content for masters rowers, junior rowers, lightweights, distance rowers, and even coxswains

New Chapters and more to read:

The second edition is not just a re-packaging! It is nearly triple the length of the first with revised instructions and descriptions.

Rowing Stronger, 2nd Edition, Ebook by Will Ruth

“Rowing Stronger” is the comprehensive guide to strength training for rowing for coaches of all ages and levels. Written by Will Ruth, a former rower and current rowing strength coach and specialist, this second edition has been updated with new and revised instructions and descriptions, brand new content from Will’s coaching and learning, two new guest chapters by fellow rowing strength coaches Blake Gourley and Joe DeLeo, new sample programs and templates to guide your rowing strength training, and revised versions of some of Will’s most popular website articles, such as “Mental Skills for Rowing” and “Mobility for Rowers.” Will believes that strength training is for everyone, and there is new content for masters rowers, junior rowers, lightweights, distance rowers, and even coxswains to prove it!

New Chapters and more to read:

The second edition is not just a re-packaging! It is nearly triple the length of the first with revised instructions and descriptions. Find articles on masters rowing, junior rowing, lightweights, distance rowing, and coxswains to prove it! Will has also included revised versions of some of my most popular article series, “Mobility for Rowers” and “Mental Skills for Rowing,”

“Rowing Stronger, First Edition” was Rowperfect UK’s best-selling e-book from its first year of publication in 2015. After three more years of coaching, learning, and writing, Will has tripled the length from the original as he walks you through the best exercises for rowing performance and reduction of common rowing injuries, how to construct a periodized training program to complement rowing training from the first off-season practice to final championship race peak performance, and how to adjust and revise training as you progress in strength and rowing ability.
“’Rowing Stronger’ is my go-to book for masters strength training. Fast boats are a priority for my athletes so having this detailed approach with targeted exercises is a must. A solid strength foundation keeps Roylerowers powerful, healthy, and on top of the podium in world class events. Follow Will’s program and its guaranteed to boost your boat speed stroke by stroke. Highly recommended.” — Marlene Royle 
Buy it today to see why rowing coaches and rowing strength coaches around the world are calling it:
“The pre-eminent handbook for strength training for the rowing athlete”
“A clear path to writing a program that fits your needs”
“A comprehensive, valuable and easy to follow guide to maximizing any boathouse crew’s performance potential”
“A must-read for coaches of every level”
“Clear, easy to read, highly practical”
“Even more extensive, detailed, and leaves no questions unanswered”
“A valuable contribution to the sport of rowing”

4 reviews for Rowing Stronger, 2nd Edition, Ebook by Will Ruth

  1. Sarah Risser

    Will Ruth’s guide to strength training, Rowing Stronger, is impressively comprehensive–valuable for rowers of all ages and levels and a welcome (much needed!) resource for coaches. Ruth breaks the year down into four specific training blocks. Each individual block focuses on a primary skill/attribute to develop in addition to a secondary skill/attribute to maintain, ensuring continuity and steady progress throughout the year. Ruth provides ample information which allows individual rowers to tailor a plan specific to their goals and abilities and leaves virtually no gaps. Ruth provides specific information for 2k vs. head races, lightweight rowers, and different time constraints. Ruth provides detail on the most beneficial lifts and exercises for rowers along with an ideal number of sets and reps to perform for optimal results specific to each block in addition to recommendations for on-the-water/erg training. He provides links to supplemental videos. He explains the importance of strength training to injury prevention.

    As a masters rower I’ve had six years of coaching with virtually no guidance on strength training or periodization. This is an outstanding resource that should be on every rower and every coach’s shelf.

    • Rebecca Caroe

      Thanks Sarah, I’ve made this into a blog post too.

  2. Ivan

    A concise summery of periodization method and strength training.
    Firm and valid recommendation of the benefit of weight lifting for rowers.
    Author offers a suggestion on how to structure a long-term plan incorporating basic strength principals.

    • Rebecca Caroe

      Ivan – thanks so much for this book review. Really appreciate you taking the time to write to us.
      Rebecca

  3. Andrea H.

    An excellent resource to use with or without your trainer, for building strength, coordination & confidence in rowing. Easy to read & clear, to-the-point language. It addresses an sorely neglected area of training in rowing – strength training. Thank you, Will Ruth.

  4. Shaun Ellis

    Will has embraced the philosophy of “do no harm” by providing a well researched and well thought out view of the why and how to use the gym sensibly. This is not a body builders manual focussing on muscle mass, it is a rower specific guide to Strength and Conditioning focussed on building a strong kinetic chain that keeps us on the water capable of going backwards faster.
    Coaches, Rowers (Junior, Senior and Masters) can all benefit from this book and the supporting website and YouTube materials; with the knowledge that it is researched and collated by an author passionate about keeping us healthy and stronger participants in this beautiful sport.

    • Tom Wall (verified owner)

      Dear Shaun,

      this is exactly what we are thinking too. A book, written by a professional coach who wants us to train without harm and pain.
      Thank you for sharing this with us.
      Tom

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