Troy Howell

Troy Howell on RowingChat

Troy Howell from Craftsbury Outdoor Center was our guest this week on RowingChat – he’s an expert sculling coach and the author of the book Ease and Comfort in the Boat

Watch Troy Howell Video Recording

 

Listen to Troy Howell Recording on Audio

 

Timestamps and topics we covered

0:00 Introduction and coaching CV

08:00 What do you do when coaching a new crew for the first time?

09:00 Good rowing looks simple -set aside the superfluous

10:00 Good coaching is intuitive – be wise enough to be silent until you have something substantive to say.

12:00 How to acquire a picture of good sculling

19:00 Filming a crew – which shots to use

22:00 Review the stern wake from a boat

24:00 Where does style come in compared to base technique?

27:00 Physiology for sculling – long arm scullers

28:00 Hug the horizon at the catch – rowing in place drill (Kim Brennan’s Stuff-the-Duck)

31:00 Faster Masters

33:00 Skills learned from elite Nordic skiers – crossover to rowing

35:00 Weight transfer in the boat

37:00 When you add effort you can get slower

39:00 Swimmers ride the glide which is analogous to the catch in sculling

40:00 How to teach weight transfer in sculling

46:00 The essence of weight transfer is moving from passive to active suspension

48:00 How to prepare a schedule for a rowing training camp

52:00 How coaches can get coaching from other coaches.  Be a launch dog for another coach.

55:00 What do you think about when rowing alone?  What is the one thing in your mind which will unlock the perfect stroke?

Plus a bonus video of ease in the sculling boat

A lesson from Brian de Regt

 

 

 

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