Roundtable Recap: Injury Prevention

In case you missed it, here’s the recap from episode 3 of the Strength Coach Roundtable  with our links added in below. In this episode, we discuss strength training for the purpose of preventing rowing injuries. What can we do in the gym as rowers, coaches, and strength coaches to help athletes stay healthy?

Will Ruth: Twitter, Facebook, StrengthCoachWill.com

Blake Gourley: Twitter, Facebook, RowingStrength.com

Joe Deleo: Twitter, Facebook, LeoTraining.io

Episode 1: Overview of Rowing Strength Training

Episode 2: Strength Training for Performance

In this episode, we discuss strength training for the purpose of preventing rowing injuries. What can we do in the gym as rowers, coaches, and strength coaches to help athletes stay healthy?

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0:30 — A few examples of injuries we see in rowers and how strength training can help prevent them.

7:00 — Overtraining and the importance of rest

14:15 — How can rowers and strength coaches prevent injuries from happening in the weight-room or as a result of strength training?

17:40 — Misconceptions about strength training

19:45 — Don’t do THESE exercises!

27:05 — Blake’s back injury, what he learned, what he does now to prevent it in other rowers

40:38 — Reader question regarding sciatic nerve pain

46:00 — Injury prevention considerations for youth and masters rowers

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