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 the squat to use for rowing training, and how we program it in-season and off-season. Give it a listen and check out the show notes below for more links and video demonstrations.

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0:00: What we’ve been up to for the last few months

4:20: Teaching the squat for rowing

14:20: Footwear for squatting

  • At right, Will demonstrates the “third world squat” deep squat

19:30: Variations of the squat for rowing

24:05: Favorite variations for rowing

29:30: Programming the squat for rowing

40:25: Final thoughts & takeaways

Thanks for listening! If you have a question or comment, please leave it below and we’ll respond. Until our next episode, you can listen to all of our old ones here in the Rowperfect UK archives.

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