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Faster Five

Faster Five

Rebecca and Marlene explain The Faster Five essentials for rowing Technique, Bladework, Stroke Power, Racing and Fitness Assessment. Timestamps to the show 12:00 We launch the Faster Five. These are principles which are important to learn, how to practice and what to practice. Things to pay attention to and key reference points. The Faster Five […]

Finding a coxswain

Finding a coxswain

Marlene and Rebecca talk about – Finding a coxswain – A new video tip – Have experienced masters rowers got an ‘attitude’ problem? Finding a Masters Coxswain Coxswains are essential to rowing eights and they are in short supply for masters rowers. Most of us find that we have to “grow our own” coxes – […]

Coaching the release in rowing

Coaching the release in rowing

Marlene and Rebecca discuss coaching the release this week. Faster Masters Magazine is designed for masters rowers. If you want to become a student of the sport of rowing, learning more will give you confidence in your own rowing practice. https://rowing.chat/sponsor/masters-rowing-magazine/ Timestamps to the show 06:00 Faster Masters has a newsletter subscribe page where you […]

Conscious Incompetence in rowing

Conscious Incompetence in rowing

Rebecca and Marlene discuss conscious incompetence in the learning process, Discuss Conscious incompetence on our Facebook page. Timestamps 04:00 Conscious Incompetence in the boat. 4 development stages of learning as an adult – from unconscious incompetence through Conscious Incompetence and conscious competence to unconscious competence which is the goal. 09:30 It happens in your cerebellum […]

Rhythm in rowing

Rhythm in rowing

Rhythm is talked about as an almost mystical achievement in rowing circles – some call it “swing” and it’s often described as the reason you lost a race or had a bad outing. “We lost our rhythm”. Today we will demystify rhythm, explain what it is and how you can learn to row with rhythm […]

Rowing Bladework

Rowing Bladework

Bladework is defined as the skill of handling the oar or sculls. Managing to control a 3-4 meter long stick with your hands is difficult – doubly so when you are sculling and have two to work with. Bladework skills are acquired with practice and three key underlying concepts Grip Weight in the hand Anticipating […]