Strength Coach Roundtable: Episode 2 Recap

In this episode of the Strength Coach Roundtable, we talked all about strength training for rowing performance.

Blake, Joe, and I wanted to go in depth on strength training purely for rowing performance. Check it out below and let us know what you think. Our next episode is going to be the other side of the coin, strength training for injury prevention, and we’ll announce a date for that soon.

Will Ruth: Twitter, Facebook, StrengthCoachWill.com

Blake Gourley: Twitter, Facebook, RowingStrength.com

Joe Deleo: Twitter, FacebookLeoTraining.io

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1:59 — Top Lifts for Rowing Performance

What do you do when an athlete is significantly stronger on one side than the other?

Should athletes overhead press?

Deadlifting for Rowers

Turkish Getup

Kettlebell Swing

Elevated Deadlift

Front Squat

Pendlay Row

Overhead Press

Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat

21:35 — Carryover from the Gym to the Erg/Water

What coaching cues to use in the gym to draw the connection to rowing?

Block Periodization for Rowing

Periodization: Better Training, Better Performance

37:10 — Balancing Different Types of Lifting

Should rowers Olympic lift?

How complex is too complex for bodyweight lifting?

Strength & Conditioning Practices in Rowing

Effects of Kettlebell Training on Aerobic Capacity

Peak Power Training for Rowing

If you have a question about strength training for performance, please feel free to leave a comment below or contact us individually. Our next podcast will be in early June and will focus on strength training for rowing injury prevention.

4 comments

  1. Is there a link for the movement one of you talked about for the core/spine done on the knees with a band? Thank you.

  2. Is there a link for the movement one of you talked about for the core/spine done on the knees with a band? Thank you.

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