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  • Retina Burning and Weaponizing.

    Retina Burning and Weaponizing are two of my favorite analogies when I watch and coach rowing. 

    When I watch a rower, it only takes a split second for me to see how their stroke can be made more efficient. During that instant, my "retina gets burned" so to speak.   Of course, I would never say that to the rower, because the goal is not to hurt their feelings, I just think it.  While I think it, I get really excited, because I know what can be adjusted technically to unleash some serious power increase without the rower having to work any harder. 

    I love to say:  "We are going to weaponize you."  Competitive rowing is not just a personal battle but of course a battle with other competitors.  Through my Elite Coaching, increasing a rower's performance capabilities often takes other competitors by surprise.  They don't know what hit them, when one of my rowers turns up at a competition.  My rowers get weaponized. 

    :-)

    Xeno 

    Link to the British Cycling Champion.

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