Beginners on the Erg - Tips from 5x Olympian Anthony Edwards PLUS Drills for beginners on the ergo snippet
In this video, Anthony Edwards demonstrates the basics of the rowing stroke. This video is an excellent introduction to the movements of the rowing stroke and is perfect for sharing with beginners.
This video is from 2010, so the quality isn't the best, but the content is pure gold.
Sign up for a Decent Rowing Membership and you will get:
Drills for beginners on the ergo
In this video, Ken takes us through a series of exercises to help beginners with their posture and sequence on the ergo. This video is especially useful for all newcomers to the sport of rowing and their coaches.
The posture and the sequence of the rowing stroke is one of the hardest parts to grasp, and to a beginner, the movement feels very unnatural. For this reason, it is especially important to take it slow to start with and with a keen eye observing. If a beginner attempts to row on the rowing machine without guidance, they will develop many bad habits which will be hard to break down the track.