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Tips From a Silver-Medalist Rower by Krista Guloien - CrossFit Journal

In Athletes, HD Videos, Sports Applications

January 13, 2013

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As a 2012 Olympic silver-medalist rower, Krista Guloien has a thing or two to say about the erg.

“(It’s) a bit of a torture device,” she says with a smile, “something that we use as a tool and we almost have to learn to love, in a way. It’s not one of the most easy pieces of sporting equipment by any stretch.”

In this video, Guloien offers some tips on how to approach the rower, starting with having a seat.

“Typically, you just want to set yourself up to make yourself comfortable,” she says, also referencing the foot straps and the damper setting.

When rowing, Guloien says she thinks about three things: length, power and connection.

“Rhythm is also really key,” she adds. “So you want to get yourself in a cadence that’s repeatable and something (in which) you’re able to apply pressure equally per stroke over a long period of time.”

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5min 12sec

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Additional reading: A Biomechanical Analysis of Rowing by Joel R. Martin and Bryan St. Andrews, published Dec. 6, 2012.

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3 Comments on “Tips From a Silver-Medalist Rower”


Greg Tutunjian wrote …

Great tips I know I can use to improve my indoor rowing.


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Don't know where else to post this, but have any other CFJ subscribers noticed how much of the content is available free these days? A quick count since January 1, 2013 shows a total of 18 articles, of which 16 were made available free and only 2 were limited to subscribers. I've always thought (and posted numerous times) that at $20/year the Journal is the best value in fitness, but I'm wondering if HQ is phasing out the paid subscription model.


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Correction: $25/year. And as of now the article count since 1/1/13 is 20, of which 18 are available for free.

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