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  • November Masters Feature

    November 01, 2014

    For most of us, the season is coming to an end, the head races are over and docks are being pulled. Before it becomes a too-distant memory, take a good look back and evaluate how well the last year went for you. Ask yourself the obvious question. Did you accomplish what you had hoped? But also look at the smaller picture.

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    Charlotte Hollings

  • Quieter is Quicker

    September 29, 2014

    John and I often feel that coaching is simply saying the same thing 1,000 different ways. Sooner or later, you’ll find the magic description that will unlock the “Aha!” moment. Yet, on the other end of the spectrum, words can often be the problem.

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    Charlotte Hollings

  • August Masters Feature

    August 01, 2014

    Everyone’s heard the saying “Practice makes perfect,” but it doesn’t quite go far enough. Only perfect practice makes perfect, and when you’re trying to unlearn bad habits while also trying to learn a new habit, that takes even longer. Be patient with yourself, and make sure that when you do drills, don’t forget about the purpose of the drill when you stop. Instead work to incorporate the drill into your rowing.

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    Charlotte Hollings

  • Visit Michigan’s Gorgeous Waterfront Rowing Resort and Donate to USRowing

    July 31, 2014

    In conjunction with the 2014 USRowing Masters National Championships, Fountain Point Resort will host a $50,000 USRowing Fundraiser Sunday – Wednesday, August 17-20, 2014.

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    Allison Frederick, allison@usrowing.org

  • July Masters Feature

    July 01, 2014

    In my own rowing, I’ve never been much of a drill person but as a coach, people are always asking for drills that can help plus I’m always trying to find ways to help get my point across. So this month I thought I’d share a few of my favorites.

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    Charlotte Hollings, calmwaterrowing.net

  • June Masters Feature

    June 03, 2014

    I understand there was some controversy from April’s article about early body preparation. I didn’t get the specifics, but I assume it had to do with our suggestion about moving the hands and body away together out of bow versus hands first, then body. I just want to preface that we did not invent this style or any style, we simply watch the videos of the Olympians and World Champions and teach what they’re doing.

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    Charlotte Hollings

  • May Masters Rowing Feature

    May 05, 2014

    As spring reluctantly arrives, summer racing can’t be far behind. Steady-state rowing makes way for shorter, more intense interval work. As you dial up the power, you must know where to apply that extra effort.

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    Charlotte Hollings

  • April Masters Feature

    April 01, 2014

    I’ve always believed that the one thing most every coach agrees on was the importance of early body preparation, but now I’m beginning to wonder. Granted, we haven’t seen a lot of rowers yet this season, but almost everyone we have seen has failed to get the body set by ½ slide and as a result, has then either lunged at the catch or simply approached the catch with less than optimum reach.

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    Charlotte Hollings

  • Heart Screening for Elite Masters Rowers

    March 24, 2014

    Santosh Menon, MD, cardiologist with The Christ Hospital Health Network, along with colleagues Kailas Menon and Robert Miller are sponsoring a free screening of your heart using Electrocardiogram (EKGs) and Echocardiogram (Echo).

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    Allison Frederick, allison@usrowing.org

  • March Masters Feature

    February 28, 2014

    It’s been a long winter for just about everyone, but March has arrived and slowly people are getting out of the erg room and onto the water. While many clubs have strict rules about when different sized boats can be taken out, clubs often have no control over privately owned shells.

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    Charlotte Hollings, photo courtesy www.umweagles.com

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