"Row Daily" is a book for non-rowers. Unlike the many great books on rowing champions and rowing faster and more skillfully, its focus is on getting started. On all of us of all ages getting started - not just elite athletes, not just athletes of any type; not just the young; not just the fit; but men and women of all ages, no matter how out of shape or un-athletic we might consider ourselves. And, in particular, its focus is on getting started on a rowing machine.
Advance Praise for the book "Row Daily, Breathe Deeper, Live Better"
To go from moderate fitness to elite, Olympic-level fitness requires vast amounts of time, effort, willpower, and a certain genetic potential, with little or no effect on health or longevity. But to go from a sedentary lifestyle to moderate fitness requires surprisingly little time, realistic amounts of effort and will power, and no particular genetic potential, while the effects on health and longevity are enormous. Rowing is a simple and enjoyable activity from which virtually anyone, regardless of initial fitness level or innate athletic ability, can benefit. If you give it a chance, rowing may improve not only your fitness, but your whole outlook on life. This book provides a simple program that, consistent with fundamental principles of kinesiology (the study of the mechanics of human motion), anyone can use to improve their health and fitness. I use the principles in this book to help train people to become Navy SEALS; you can use them to improve your fitness at your own pace, whatever that may be.
Michael Caviston, MS (Kinesiology)
Director of Fitness, United States Naval Special Warfare Center, Coronado, CA; CRASH-B Indoor Rowing World Record Holder (Senior Lightweight Men [ages 40-49]).
Filled with positive energy, encouragement, and sound advice, Ordway shows the way to improve your fitness and quality of life through rowing.
Marlene Royle, OTR
Rowing Coach; Author of Tip of the Blade: Notes on Rowing; Founder of Roylerow Performance Training Programs, www.roylerow.com.
To competitive rowers, the idea of rowing in their ‘comfort zone’ is heresy. ‘No pain, no gain’ is the rule. If you want to be a competitive rower, this book is not for you. But if you want the health benefits of exercise without the pain and suffering, you just need to move more and move more often. Ordway explains how anyone can use the same rowing machines as Olympic rowers, but use them at their own pace to improve their health and energy. This book outlines a practical program that everyone can do every day.
John G. Everett, PhD
Member, United States Eight (World Champion, 1974; Olympic team,1976 and 1980);Four-time winner, CRASH-B Sprints, Masters Division.
Use this book for essential encouragement as it lights the pathway to improved physical and mental health through rowing. As a 60-year-old, non-athlete psychologist, I am thrilled to see this wisdom on the benefits of rowing being shared with a wider audience. In my experience and that of people I know from rowing in Austin, Texas and at Craftsbury Sculling Camp, rowing is an effective and enjoyable way to turn back the effects of osteoporosis and returns many other health benefits. Hooray!
Jean Ehrenberg, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Recreational Rower.
Great motivation for both the novice and the lapsed athlete to adopt a healthy and balanced approach to daily exercise, this book has the potential to change and lengthen your active life.
Jo A. Hannafin, M.D.
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Hospital for Special Surgery; Olympic Team Physician, 2004; Member, International Federation of Rowing Associations (“FISA”) Sports Medicine Commission; Three-time National Champion (double and quad).