Wednesday Links

Some interesting links from around the web today:

Danish lwt junior breaks world record

You might have seen this, but I had to post it. Absolutely amazing. What an amazing aerobic system.

Fight in the Dog on Static vs Dynamic Ergs

There continues to be much discussion around the web on static vs. dynamic ergs. This summarizes one view and links to others. One thing that does stand out to me is the concern that too many athletes and coaches set their C2s on too heavy a damper setting. I was once told that Derek Porter (CAN) occasionally trained with a towel over the flywheel to lower the resistance to virtually nil. Can't substantiate that but it is interesting.

HBS Cases: When Good Teams Go Bad

The Harvard Business School is famous for the case study method in their courses. They have adapted a true rowing story for a case study on teamwork in the workplace.

Drew Ginn's Blog

I've become a fan recently of Drew's work. Here are his two most recent posts:

Podcast interview with Chris O'Brien , head rowing coach at the Victorian Institute of Sport and Coach of the Australia Mens Pair.

Drew's unique perspective on preparing for a 6km test

Spilling the Beans Coffee Pros and Cons

I think we've published more than enough recently on caffeine and exercise so I won't comment - but there is a good deal of material in this article from MSN Health.

via Revolution HEalth Research from Dr. Aditya Bardia of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota and colleagues. Research showing exercise has a significant role to play in preventing breast cancer.


"Getting plenty of recreational activity may reduce women's risk of developing breast cancer after menopause, and exercise appears to have the most powerful preventive effect on the most aggressive type of tumor."

"Overall, the researchers found, the most active women had a 14 percent lower risk of breast cancer, while their risk of developing tumors carrying estrogen receptors only was 33 percent lower."
Exercise Has No Impact on Knee Osteoarthritis

Many athletes turn to rowing when their knees prevent them from running any longer. But what if you are worried that rowing might impact developing arthritis?

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