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Any asthmatic rowers out there?

I’ve had asthma pretty much all my life and It’s been getting better over time. I don’t use my inhaler unless I get a bad spout because I feel it’s a type of “performance enhancement” and I don’t feel like taking the inhaler constantly can be healthy. Winter is rolling …

Walk-on to D1 heavies

I’m a former HS lightweight rower and my goal is to walk into my school’s d1 heavyweight squad next fall, so I’ve got a bit of time. I was wondering what I should be aiming for in terms of optimal weight (I know more weight doesn’t necessarily equal faster but …

Masters rowers: What's your fitness like?

I run a masters rowing program that is looking to be more competitive, and one area we severely lack is fitness. As much as I tell them where they need to be for a competitive masters group, it hasn’t stuck, so I thought I’d get some hard data. Currently my …

Vaping/e-cigs and rowing

A fellow teammate of mine uses a Juul everyday, even right before practice. I am trying to convince him to stop. What are the direct effects with vaping and rowing ability. Obviously technique will not be affected but I’m mainly focused on the erg and pieces. Has anyone vaped but …

Why do only Brookes use the Fat2 Blade with Vortex Edge?

According to concept2 it’s their most efficient blade design, coupled with the vortex edge. Why do only Brookes seem to use these out of most of the big programs. Surely they’ve all done studies on it, just as Macons are now deemed inefficient? If I was a coach it’s the …

Freshman 15

So maybe this isn’t just about rowing but more or less it is. I was a rower in high school. I wasn’t getting recruited anywhere, just standard 6ft tall, 6:55 2k. So while I wasn’t amazing, i was still in very good shape.

Step forward now to college. I’m no …