Mastering a sweep oar handle

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Five time Olympian Anthony Edwards gives us a quick guide to the correct handling of a sweep oar. There are common mistakes that many rowers do – this is the chance to correct them.… More

Olympic single scull technique

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A video analysis of Olympic single scull finals. Xeno Müller has some thoughts about the technique of Mahe Drysdale, Ondrej Synek, Lassi Karonen, Alan Campbell, Aleksandar Aleksandrov and Marcel Hacker.… More

Self-analysis of Atlanta Olympics gold medal race

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A golden medal was won at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics men’s single sculls. It was won by the very man who is currently contributing to Sportlyzer Rowing Academy technique videos section. And in the video below, he is analyzing his… More

Preparation is everything

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Preparation for racing in German rowing teams goes hand in hand with technology. In this video you will see the emphasis that Germans put on their rigging. And seems like it is working, golden medals were won in the 2012… More

How do women row?

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The answer to the question “how do women row?” is – the same way as men. At least Helen Glover and Heather Stanning do. Here’s a technical analysis of Helen Glover and Heather Stanning vs Eric Murray and Hamish Bond.… More

Stretching and avoiding injuries in rowing

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Stretching is required to avoid injuries in rowing. Xeno Müller describes some good ways to relax your muscles.  … More

A battle of rowing styles

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An overview of rowing styles in men’s lightweight sculling finals in European Championships 2013. Our rowing technique analyst, Xeno Müller, analyzes the rowing styles of the finalists and brings forward two styles: sequencial (which is also similar to his own… More

There is more than one road to Olympic gold

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As in most of the sports, there are different schools of technique in rowing, too. This means that there is more than one way of winning the Olympic gold. Xeno Müller describes two different approaches of moving the boat.  … More

The square blade, the stern and the hamstrings

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A technical study of Xeno Müller‘s rowing technique before the Sydney Olympics. Xeno analyzes his own rowing technique before the Sydney Olympics where he won the silver medal in single sculls. He made his conclusions: watch the stern; use hamstrings… More

Pistol squats and rowing

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Pistol squats are a good way of strength training without putting on extensive amounts of weights. Xeno Müller explains how and why are pistol squats important for rowers. As he has always emphasized the importance of technique over strength, he… More