Strength Training Practices for Rowing – Part 1 – Reducing Injuries

by Williamson Ruth, CSCS and Blake Gourley
NSCA Coach April 2020
Vol 6, Issue 4


This review will focus on two of the most common and costliest injuries in rowing, as well as provide resources that can be used by strength coaches, rowing coaches, and self-coached rowers to inform training practices.

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Will Ruth is a former high school rower who returned to the sport with the Western Washington University mens rowing team, coaching there for several ...

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