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.
- Will Ruth, RowingStronger.com, @willruth335
- Blake Gourley, RowingStrength.com, @rowing_strength
- Joe DeLeo, LeoTraining.io, @jdeleo
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.
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. 11: Movement Assessments for Rowing
Ep. 7: Squatting for Rowers
Ep. 6: Deadlifting for Rowers
Ep. 4: Recovery
Ep. 1: Introduction and Overview