"I'm not a fan of adjusting the height of the footplate when addressing the ankle".
If you missed our most recent podcast you can catch-up here!
We talk about my book on ankle mobility for rowers, detailing my comprehensive strength-and-rowing-coach approach from initial assessment to strengthening, stretching, mobilizing, and making rigging adjustments. Tune in to hear about how the ankle is connected to rowing performance, and how rowers of all levels can improve ankle function to benefit rowing technique, speed, and lower body health. Co-hosts Will Ruth and Joe DeLeo join for catching up, questions, and general discussion.
Making adjustments to your footplate is easier than you think.
I wanted to do a quick follow-up post to my US Rowing webinar from last Saturday. I have to say I had a blast and I'm still very humbled and appreciative to US Rowing for having me. Below is the link to the webinar, Q&A, as well as links to my videos on the ankle for your reference.
If you don't adjust to the individual, you're leaving performance on the table.
It's the motion at our foot and ankle that allows us to load our whole backside.
Can our ankles be as stable as the strongest woodworking joint?
Just like running, rowing should also have a shoe recommendation based on foot type.
If you can’t dead-lift from the floor it doesn’t make you less of a person.
Blake Gourley holds a Masters of Science in Sports Performance Training and has over 12+ years of experience working with rowers. Read more