A Workout to Ensure Your Legs Drive Your Rowing

Social media makes it very easy for people to ask me for training tips, which I love receiving and answering. Recently, I received this message from a woman who had just started with indoor rowing: “Hello Josh, I am an avid runner and purchased the WaterRowerGx rowing machine so I could have more of an […]

Swimming Tips and a New Workout Just in Time for Summer

The days are sunnier, the boss a little more flexible (hopefully) and the waters are warm (in that cold, New England kind-of-warm-way). It’s the perfect time to bust out the goggles and swim cap and immerse your body in your favorite pool or saltwater haven. Swimming is a fantastic cross trainer for all athletes. It […]

Fast Food

“My body is my temple!” You’ve heard that one before. You’ve probably even subscribed to that motto once upon time by strategically placing endless hours of energy into perfecting form, building muscle (and mind) for race day, calculating sleep for recovery and fueling for that long ride or row. From pitching oars to the degree […]

What’s Your Next Race?

Are the glory days really behind us? I’d argue that the “glory days” are actually upon any one of us right now. Racing in your 40’s, 50’s or even at my father’s age of 75 (he rowed in the 1st and 50th HOCR) holds just as many wonderful benefits as it did back in the […]

Lyme Disease and Me

Over three years ago, I continually woke up feeling stiff, sore and fatigued. It’s one thing to feel this way when in training or from frequent races, but I haven’t had the joy of crossing a finish line of any kind to justify my creeping geriatric condition in a long time. What could be causing […]

P.S. Don’t forget to take in the view!

Reflecting back on a trip to the Sierra Nevadas, I remember what it was like to fall in love again. It had been a long time since I’d been hit with such beauty, power and serenity at the same time. I also knew that with this “one”, total focus, finesse and determination would need to […]

Positive Peer Pressure

Last week my alarm went off at 5:45am. My hams were tight, I had two little ones in bed – a kicker on one side and a cougher the other – and my run the day before had left me feeling almost arthritic. Getting up to row seemed like a younger man’s game. Two cups […]

Surviving on the Road

The most frustrating thing about travel is how it knocks us off our fitness wagons. We often return home having lost ground, either because of our schedule or destination prevented us from working out. After 85,000 air miles logged last year, I’ve learned how to survive the road, maintain fitness and preserve health along the […]

Failure is an Option

A few blogs ago, I wrote about eliminating excuses and doing the work required to reach your goal. I encourage each of you to aim high, take some risks, and be prepared to fail. Yes, failure is an option. Not only will you become a better athlete, but a better human as well. Here are […]

The Importance of Rest and Recovery to a Training Plan

Lately, I have heard, “Hey Josh, I love reading all your workouts and blogs, but man, they look too painful for me!” My immediate thought was Well, at least someone’s reading my blog! But my second was, Am I being too tough? Maybe I need to reiterate the importance of rest and recovery to a […]