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Articles by Marlene

  • Self-Improvement 101 A simple exercise to help recognize areas where you might improve on living a healthy, athletic lifestyle.
  • Condition-Free Technique Coined by the late Larry Gluckman, the term "condition-free technique" suggests that it's possible to cultivate clean bladework that enables you to row well, regardless of conditions. Working on the release and feather is an excellent place to start.
  • Learning to Let It Run Increasing your distance per stroke just a little bit adds up over the course of a race. Try some single stroke rowing to learn how. 
  • Coordinating Your Performance How your central nervous system works to improve your technique and what you can do to help it along. 
  • The Stationary Stability Drill for Rowers Marlene shares a progressive drill to help you achieve a solid foundation with blades off the water. 
  • The Open Oarlock Drill A self-regulating exercise that demonstrates the value of keeping your weight into the rigger, amongst other things.
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Roylerow Athlete in the News


Congratulations to Roylerow athlete Maureen Harriman on an impressive season! Maureen was featured recently in Pique Newsmagazine, a publication based in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.
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Join Marlene and Rebecca
on Faster Masters Rowing Radio


The Faster Masters Rowing Radio podcast is produced weekly. Marlene and Rebecca discuss topics of interest to masters rowers, such as rowing in rough waterbalancing a single scull, and feathering correctly. In addition to updating listeners on topics of the day, they also take listener questions live. 

To listen to previous episodes, find links on the Faster Masters Rowing website.
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