Seth Weil, US National Team member and Rio 2016 hopeful, on the subtlety of the sport.
“It’s an efficiency game. If I’m 1% more efficient than you, you can’t make up for that in power.”
Your erg tests will tell you your power potential, but if you can’t take that power to the water with clean, direct strokes, it’s lost.
Every rower works on the same skills, whether they’re representing EBRC or the USA. What can each of us do to move the boat better? Which combination of rowers will match up to get the most run? In a sport won and lost by inches, what small technical change will mean the difference between a gold medal and going home empty-handed?
At your next practice, remember this: Seth Weil is still figuring it out, too. Every day.