Rest Day 1/7/16: We’re Back! Check your Technique!

Anja's back in town and crushing it!

Anja’s back in town and crushing it!

Happy New Year Renegades!  I hope you had a great holiday season with family and friends.  I had a chance to explore Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Vermont since our last post.  The hot weather was nice, but I’m very excited for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing this winter.  When you’re not in the gym training hard be sure to get outside and enjoy this beautiful world we live in.  With out further ado, back to work!  Keep an eye out for changes to the website and new announcements.  I recently started a new job at Community Rowing Inc. and I can’t wait to tell you all about it.

Check your Technique!

What do you need work on?

To start off the new year the Renegade Rowing Club has added some triple pause drills into their warmup to really dial in their body awareness and technique.  Below is a video I took on Thursday morning of the :30 pieces that were programmed last Tuesday.  Listen carefully and you might hear me calling hustles for each Renegade to continue working on the changes they addressed in the warmup.

Use today as an active rest day and take 15 minutes to row light and focus on form.  Make everything feel smooth.  Watch your power curve on the monitor, is it a smooth inverted parabola?  Where’s the peak?  Throw in some pauses on different parts of the recovery.  Be in control of your stroke at all times and maintain good posture.  If you find something that seems jerky or out of control try to change it and make it different.  Experiment a little and have some fun!

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