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Traditional sports vs. esports, the future of professional gaming.

My name is Jue Hou, Ph.D. Candidate in the College of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Alabama. I would like to invite you to participate in a dissertation research study about eSport, called “Competitive Sport in Web 2.0: Consumer motivation, spectatorship experience and the degree of overlap between traditional …

Anyone rowed a marathon?

Hi, I’m 15 years old and a confident rower. I just rowed 30k today in a combination of single double and quad…. I was thinking that the extra 20k, although tough would be doable to row a marathon… Anyone done one? How long did it take?

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Scapular protraction vs. retraction on the erg

Curious to hear the sub’s coaching brain trust on a topic that seems to generate some disagreement: at the catch—specifically on the erg—do you tell your rowers to protract or retract their shoulders? I’ve heard some coaches advocate for protraction under the guise of “hang” and “length,” while others seem …