• Why is the rowing off season the toughest time of the year for rowers?

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    Why is the rowing off season the toughest time of the year for rowers?
    It’s winter time…for many rowers a period of mental and physical pain. Long lasting, low-intensity workouts are the daily routine, they are necessary to prepare the rower for the racing season. Of course, some nations have the advantage of living in a warm climate and there is no need to get out of the boat. However, for many, there is no way to escape...
  • Coxswains and their tasks for Big Boats

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    Coxswains and their tasks for Big Boats
    Coxswains are an unreplaceable part of the rowing family. Non-rowers can easily underestimate them because of their small size (compared to trained rowers), however, these people have BIG egos and HUGE characters! Without the cox, an eight won’t go far… an experienced coxswain is like a diamond, very difficult to find! So why are they so important? Task number 1: Steering Frankly, a coxswain’s main task is...
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT ROWING!

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    WHY ROWING? Health and fitness are two sides of the same coin. It is true that most of us rack up several miles on a nearby track or a jogging trail but we are actually not doing anything for our upper body and rather wreaking havoc upon our joints. Similarly, until and unless we are not involving ourselves into intense physical activity we are...
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