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Strength Coach Roundtable

    Tune in to hear rowing strength coaches Will Ruth, Blake Gourley, and Joe Deleo discuss topics in the world of strength training for rowing. With occasional guests, these three dive deep into training topics to discuss how to get the absolute most from your strength training for rowing, whether it’s the best lifts and muscles for more power and endurance for rowing performance, stretches and exercises for mobility and injury prevention, or cutting-edge information about improving carryover from the weight-room to the boat or erg.


    What’s the Roundtable all about?

    We believe in a rigorous approach to strength training for rowing that takes into thoughtful account each athlete’s age, training ability, competitive needs, individual needs and biomechanics, injury history, and personal motivation. Rowing isn’t powerlifting, bodybuilding, or Crossfit, yet these strength training methodologies are often misapplied as though they are all one and the same. Rowing strength coaches and Rowperfect authors Will, Blake, and Joe take aim at the misinformation out there about strength training for rowing and hope to help YOU find a better, more effective, more sport-specific way to train for a lifetime of rowing performance.

    Here’s a highlights episode from our first six podcasts to get a feel for how we do things.


    Past Episodes

    You can listen to past episodes of the Roundtable on the Rowing Chat Soundcloud, iTunes, or Youtube.

    After each episode, we post shownotes and a recap right here on Rowing Chat. We often refer to exercises, articles, or videos of concepts during the podcast, and this is a helpful way to post demonstrations or links to more information, so make sure to check those out after each episode!

    Ep. 15: 2019 Joy of Sculling Conference Recap

    Ep. 14: Core Training for Rowing, guest Dr. Fiona Wilson

    Ep. 13: “Rowing Stronger, Second Edition”

    Ep. 12: Preventing Low Back Pain in Rowing

    Ep. 11: Movement Assessments for Rowing

    Ep. 10: Strength, Physical Therapy, Rowing, guests Karen Calara and Caitlin McClain

    Ep. 9: Strength Training for Adaptive Rowers, guest Tara Morgan

    Ep. 8: Rib Stress Injuries, guest Karen Calara

    Ep. 7: Squatting for Rowers

    Ep. 6: Deadlifting for Rowers

    Ep. 5: Performance Psychology, guest Sara Hendershot-Lombardi

    Ep. 4: Recovery

    Ep. 3: Strength Training for Injury Prevention

    Ep. 2: Strength Training for Rowing Performance

    Ep. 1: Introduction and Overview

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