Training Considerations for Rowing Athletes

by Jack Carter, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D and Chat E. Williams, CSCS,*D, CSPS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
Personal Training Quarterly October 2014
Vol 2, Issue 4

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This article looks at the four phases of the rowing stroke: the catch, drive, finish, and recovery. A sample resistance training program that addresses all four phases is included.

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Rowing is a physically demanding sport that requires its own unique training parameters to maximize performance. Strength and conditioning professionals should fully understand the components of the rowing stroke before working with rowing athletes. It is recommended that strength and conditioning professionals train their rowers with a targeted warm-up routine, specific resistance training exercises, and supplemental conditioning training to help reduce injury risk and optimize performance.

This article originally appeared in Personal Training Quarterly (PTQ)—a quarterly publication for NSCA Members designed specifically for the personal trainer. Discover easy-to-read, research-based articles that take your training knowledge further with Nutrition, Programming, and Personal Business Development columns in each quarterly, electronic issue. Read more articles from PTQ »

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