Rib Injuries 101

Rib injuries are the most mysterious and frustrating of rowing injuries. They nag slowly and face the rower with a difficult decision. Push through the pain or stop training until it’s “gone.” They crop up seemingly expectantly, they involve obscure muscles, they can’t be treated and a the rowing world still doesn’t know that much about them. According to World Rowing, rib injuries have increased … Continue reading Rib Injuries 101

Burnout

Burnout Adjective Used to describe uncool group of high school kids in the movie Mean Girls The feeling of indifference rowers get when they have pushed themselves too hard for too long and can’t make themselves care about rowing anymore. Synonyms: Mental Overuse, “Tapped Out” “How did your erg pieces go today??” “It went fine. I’m happy I finished. I’m just trying to make it … Continue reading Burnout

Too skinny, Too Strong

Life advice: trying to set your friends up with your friends will probably end badly. Incredibly true. But totally not the moral of this story. Anyway. It started with a subtle name drop in a conversation with Him. Instead of mentioning how incredibly sweet, funny or intelligent She is, Her name prompted Him to talk about Her biceps. They were too big for him. Her traps … Continue reading Too skinny, Too Strong