Strength and conditioning will get you lengths and lengths. Technique will get you inches. Karl Adam, German Rowing Coach. I would add my comment to Coach Adams statement, the two must be developed concurrently, not separately. The more they are combined and blended the higher the level of possible performance. They go together like hand in glove as the old saying goes. If you don’t have the lengths the inches are for naught. All that being said beware of strength and conditioning as a trap. There is always the feeling that you need more, not always the case. Seek the optimum level that allows to express technique that is most efficient and fits you the individual. Yin and Yang, a fine balance that is ever changing as the athletes travels the path toward high performance.