Intro to Rowing Class with Sarah Cornish!
Who: You (Open to all levels, even you new comers!)
This will be a complimentary class not counted against your weekly allotment!!!
Where: CFC (Old space)
When: We will host two classes one at 12pm and the other at 7pm
What: Learn to row
She will cover:
Mechanics of rowing stroke – recovery, catch, drive, finish
3:1 ratio, quick catches for boat speed, creating boat speed
Explaining drag factor, why it’s important, and how to use it to your advantage
Strokes/minute: sprints – long distance steady state – long pieces
Consistency vs sprinting
Flexibility, Posture, Technique/Power application, Balanced Training, When/How to Rest
A bit about Sarah:
A few of you might remember me from the “Old School” crowd. I’ve finally moved back to Chicago after three years of varsity rowing at The Ohio State University. One Big Ten Championship win, a 5th place finish at the NCAA championships, and 3 varsity letters later, I’m back and hosting a rowing clinic! Many of you loathe the erg, but my hope is to give you a better sense of how erging is relative to the sport of rowing, and how to effectively use the erg in your training. You might hate the erg; now you’ll understand why you hate it.
In this seminar we’ll go over the basic rowing stroke, the importance of the drag factor, how and when to use higher stroke ratings, and ways to improve your erg score. It will cover volume training versus interval training, developing an aerobic base, how to stay consistent during pieces despite the amount of kilometers, flexibility, posture, and power distribution. All of this will be presented in a framework of rowing and not necessarily erging. My goal is for you understand how these principles are applied in a boat which will give you a better since of purpose when there are 250 meters left on the screen and your legs are begging for mercy.