• Rowing Pad Helps to Alleviate Hamstring Pain

    Rowing Pad Helps to Alleviate Hamstring Pain
    Denmark’s Sverri Nielsen the single sculler uses the ProW Seat Pad while racing at one of the past Luzern World Cups. You can see the pink pad taped to his scull seat top on our cover image. What you can’t see are the wedges inserted underneath the pad which lift up your pelvis off the seat giving relief to glute/ hamstring/ sciatic pain for many users.We received a question from one of our readers:“Is there a women’s version, with wider holes? I have consistent rowing- o
  • 8 Practical Ways to Stay in Shape Even in Quarantine

    8 Practical Ways to Stay in Shape Even in Quarantine
    The COVID-19 pandemic might have you searching for ways to stay in shape. Despite your quarantine situation, you can achieve your fitness goals. Consider this list of eight practical ways you can accomplish this. 1. Don’t StressIt’s important you do not stress about being in shape. Stress isn’t good for your health. And you must commit to your overall well-being, too. This means your mental wellness is just as important as your physical fitness.You’ve had to adapt in so m
  • Rowing as a Workout for Women

    Rowing as a Workout for Women
    Rowing as a workout offers women numerous health benefits. This includes burning calories and building muscles without placing significant stress on the joints. The body adapts to the stress of exercise. Therefore a woman that is consistent with her rowing workouts will likely notice changes throughout her entire body. A Muscular FrameThe rower uses the body to employ a great amount of force to propel their boats forward. According to BBC Academy, as for this they typically carry a signific
  • The Bumps: Just Like the Real Thing

    The Bumps: Just Like the Real Thing
    Duncan Holland writes:I have already written about the fact that I noticed the similarity between the analyses of our Bumps crew after the race and those of a high-performance team after a Championship Regatta. Recently, I realized that there is another analogy that interests me anyway!Are there similarities between the Bumps and Championship Regattas?The Bumps involves racing four times over the space of four days. Each day the crew starts in a potentially new position based on yesterday’
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  • The Rowing Mind – Performance Under Pressure (Part 2)

    The Rowing Mind – Performance Under Pressure (Part 2)
    This is part two of Katherine Sparks’ blog series on “The Rowing Mind – Performance Under Pressure”. Katie is an ESRC-funded sport psychology doctoral student at the University of Birmingham. She is a lover of all things rowing-related, as well as a passionate writer working to bridge the gap between academia and practice (read part one of her blog serier here). In part two she summarizes the findings of her study entitled:The Conscious Autopilot: Rowing Performance Under
  • Choosing a Single Scull for Masters Rowers

    Choosing a Single Scull for Masters Rowers
    I’m looking to buy a single scull for myself, are you able to advise?Single Scull boat bagI’m an intermediate masters rower, with about 6 years experience in rowing.
    I row in pretty harsh conditions, tidal salt water with high chances of grounding at times and will be stored outside in a cover.
    I compete occasionally, and am pretty fit and determined to improve. So whilst I’m a recreational rower, I like to perform as well as I am able.
    So, based on this and my budget – &
  • There is such a thing as society!

    There is such a thing as society!
    In times where society is more important than ever we reach out to Duncan Hollands post, he wrote:Maggie Thatcher famously claimed that ‘There is no such thing as society’. I don’t wish to be handbagged by the shade of the Iron Lady but my experiences on, and around, the Cam lead me to a different conclusion. I have been privileged to live in a different world to the one she inhabited. Rowing society is functioning!Those of you who read some of my posts will know I am a fan of
  • The Rowing Mind – Performance Under Pressure Pt.I

    The Rowing Mind – Performance Under Pressure Pt.I
    My passion for rowing began 6 years ago at university. It was a definite change to my previous sports, football and boxing, but it turned out to be a sound fit; it needed the stamina, determination and psychological resilience of boxing but also the team spirit of football. Three years into my university education I was given the opportunity to continue my academia and partake a Masters and PhD in Sport Psychology focusing on a research area of my choice. This was an easy choice, with my passion
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  • The Rowing Mind – Performance Under Pressure (Part 1)

    The Rowing Mind – Performance Under Pressure (Part 1)
    My passion for rowing began 6 years ago at university. It was a definite change to my previous sports, football and boxing, but it turned out to be a sound fit; it needed the stamina, determination and psychological resilience of boxing but also the team spirit of football. Three years into my university education I was given the opportunity to continue my academia and partake a Masters and PhD in Sport Psychology focusing on a research area of my choice. This was an easy choice, with my passion
  • Indoor Rowing for Beginners: Rate, Rhythem, Ratio

    Indoor Rowing for Beginners: Rate, Rhythem, Ratio
    Today, Susan our fitness and rowing coach explains the importance of the rowing sequence.This video demonstrates in a very good way the acceleration and de-deceleration while driving your body into the finish. But before you starts your exercises: Be sure your rowing sequence as Arms – Body – Legs – Legs – Body – Arms is under control.your perfect stroke ratioImprove your rowing sequence: Rate, Rhythem, RatioWhat is the ratio between recovery and drive? “Well&
  • ERG – Indoor Regatta

    ERG – Indoor Regatta
    How many indoor regatta offers have you noticed in the last few weeks? With an erg indoor regatta we could show how hard you have been training. Many private organisations tried to organize an event. The erg manufacturer and the national associations did it. Even FISA World Rowing had a challenge.What is the motivation behind the organisation of these events? Is it difficult to organize an event like this? We met Sebastian, an experienced marketing person having organized fundraising events. He
  • Rowing Tutorial Indoor: Rowing and Endurance

    Today’s video session shows you some endurance exercises with your indoor rower. Today we suggest a dynamic rower.Rowing Tutorial: Indoor RowingDynamic Ergs tend to be less injury sensitive and offer a wide range of exercises to keep your body fit. In today’s tutorial Coach Jean Pierre is showing us how to practise at home or in the club.He uses a  RP3 Dynamic Modell “S“. Have a look at the differences to some static ergs. Here is ourVideoWe have tried it ourselves.
  • Change of Plans – Interview With Simone Martini – World Coastal Rowing Champion

    Change of Plans –  Interview With Simone Martini – World Coastal Rowing Champion
    I met Simone 2019 at the world’s in Linz, Austria. As a single sculler, he had just qualified for the 2020 Olympics for Italy and was full of joy. His many fans were excited and cheered all over the Linz regatta court. Many things have changed since then. The virus entered his country and the political measures effected his life. Athletes wear gloves or masks during pre-training and social distancing happens in the clubs. I talked to Simone last week about his present situation and his row
  • Coaching a Crew – Seven Bricks of Wisdom

    Coaching a Crew – Seven Bricks of Wisdom
    A guest post by Bob Greatorex:Little can be added to the extensive literature available on training technics and rowing coaching wisdom. So I will address areas less often discussed. Analogies are useful and I advise crews to break challenges down into component parts. I call it the ‘Brick Wall Analogy’. Lay one brick at a time. If each brick is laid well you eventually have a wall that will withstand most stresses applied to it. So I‘ll break this blog into seven bricks.The 7
  • What is a Coach?

    What is a Coach?
    What is a coach?Duncan Holland has asked this question some time ago. What is a coach? A question that every club, every top athlete asks. Go ahead and read what Duncan thinks:“I have just bought a lovely old book from Way’s bookshop in Henley on the Thames. It is Roy Meldrum’s Coach and Eight, first published in 1932. Meldrum was a leading coach of the time. He was a leader of the orthodox school of rowing who was epitomized by the Lady Margaret BC and in opposition to the Fai
  • Proper breathing technique (2)

    Proper breathing technique (2)
    Jeff: I coach sequence on the drive and recovery….with a good sequence on drive phaze how can the arms and legs finish togetherJeff from Australia was reading our article about the proper breathing technique. Thank you, Jeff, for this question.We have passed this specific request to our Coach Jean Pierre, who has dealt with this several times:Have a look at at least the first 2 minutes and follow the description bar at the top of the video and watch the curves on the display.See his video
  • Face Mask, 2-ply, Washable, Reusable

    Face Mask, 2-ply, Washable, Reusable
    We are releasing a new and limited product, our Rowing Cloth Face mask: This mask is a 2-layer product. A protective hi-tec polyester outer layer and comfortable premium cotton as an inside layer.Here are some more features: 3 different colorsThey are reusableFace Mask, Rowing Design2-ply Face MaskTo protect and reduce drop infection3 colors availablea lightweight, 2-ply breathable mix of modern technical polyester (outer layer) and100% premium cotton fabric interior.Masks are produced
  • 5 Top rowing apps that you can’t live without!

    5 Top rowing apps that you can’t live without!
    Hard work pays off and it’s no different with your rowing training. However, if you are looking to improve on the water, you need to invest in your workouts. That said, how do you know if you are getting the most out of your sessions? Luckily, the latest smartphone rowing apps do just that! We’ve scouted the iTunes and Google Play stores to bring you a roundup of what we feel are some of the best apps on the market right now.These are the five Rowing Apps you should not miss:Talos Ro
  • Warm Up in Rowing – Erg and Stretching Exercises

    Warm Up in Rowing – Erg and Stretching Exercises
    Most people don’t do it: Warm up in rowing, especially on an indoor rower. But most Rowperfect coaches recommend a sufficient warm up before starting your exercise. Athletes and beginners should slightly warm up especially before doing a 2k or 6 k race. A flexibility exercises should be done after a good warm-up or at the end of an exercise session. … A practical recommendation is to do a whole-body exercise (rowing machine, elliptical machine, etc.) fo
  • Rowing Travel: Why is Tour Rowing so Popular?

    Rowing Travel: Why is Tour Rowing so Popular?
    Tour rowing is a concept which is offered by many clubs as internal events but also from international organisations. These “Rowing Travel agencies”  have established a platform for very many rowers who like to combine our sports of rowing with travelling and sightseeing.Our International association FISA has started a program many years ago, called  FISA world tour: Each year a rowing tour and a gathering of Tour rowers take place. They are very popular. Year after year it
  • Indoor Rowing for Beginners: Warm up sessions

    Indoor Rowing for Beginners: Warm up sessions
    Today we are showing our beginners, how you can do your warm up exercises with your indoor rower.Where is the right handle bar position?Indoor Rowing for Beginners: Warm up sessionsSusan, our personal trainer and professional rowing coach explains very well the sequences. She visualises well the right position of the handle bars, and the body position during the warm up. Look at this video: and learn more about indoor rowing for beginners.If you like to review the previous session of our In
  • Olympic Athletes keep up optimism facing Coronavirus

    Olympic Athletes keep up optimism facing Coronavirus
    How are Olympic athletes facing Coronavirus? In spite of being aware of the damage that Coronavirus pandemic has caused around the world, most athletes strive to keep a positive, optimistic attitude. They were hoping that the Olympic Games would not be cancelled, but postponed to a later date. There hopes came true. But will is ease their situation?Olympic Athletes keep up optimismEven when it has been very difficult to find places for training, some athletes have discovered the positive side. S
  • Beginners rowing sequences on your Erg.

    Beginners rowing sequences on your Erg.
    The web and social media are full of ergo meter sessions. Many private rowers, coaches and other professionals are trying to invite us to join their network and share exercises via Zoom, Skype or other video media. Most of it is for rowing athletes or experienced rowers only.   What about those who are new to the erg?Beginners, check your rowing sequence. Rowperfect and Susan* from Fluid Fitness have put out a few video exercises for beginners and fitness rowers. They start v
  • Indoor rowing technique – Do it right the first time

    Indoor rowing technique – Do it right the first time
    Indoor rowing, using the erg at home was very popular during the Corona Crises. Many people have offered online training and explained indoor rowing technique during coaching sessions.We did observe, that there was a variety of different trainings on your erg. We noticed, not every rowing stroke was performed well during the online sessions. Not every training explained in the correct way. We even saw harmful usage of Concept 2 rowers.I thought that it would be interesting to explain again the i
  • Cardio Exercise: Legs only on your erg

    Cardio Exercise: Legs only on your erg
    Today a contribution from our coach Jean-Pierre. This exercise on the ergometer can be performed at home or in the club.Topic: training your extremities, arms and legs. Look closely at the position of the feet.Cardio Exercise: Legs only on your ergThis exercise is called “Legs Only”. like in a boat. The legs push and drive  your body. Just as we do this in during water training.This post is also available in french     
  • Pilates and Rowing Finish and Release (2)

    Pilates and Rowing  Finish and Release (2)
    Pilates and rowing show enormous synergies. Our Pilates post a few days has been viewed more than 1200 times. Today’s post and video will focus on the Finish and the Release. These are exercises for beginners and also for more enthusiastic athletes.Pilates exercises for RowersBasically, our sports is a sport that utilises our body’s levers – arms, legs and backs – to push the oars through the water. For these levers to be effective it’s important that they stay in g
  • Indoor fitness parcours at home

    Indoor fitness parcours at home
    Have a look at this. My indoor fitness parcours at home.
    Our advice: don’t do it.    
  • Pilates for Rowers – The Catch

    Pilates for Rowers – The Catch
    We got this question two weeks ago from a Deborah in London.  Tom, are there exercises available, that simulate our rowing stroke? I am not an erg rower and look for additional possibilities to strengthen my body.Deborah, thank you for your question. We have several ways to strengthen our body at home or in a gym. And this can be done without weightlifting and ergs.Here is a great video: Something brand new at Rowperfect and fully designed for rowers. Pilates exercises for Rowers. We w
  • Stay fit at home – Mobil Ergometer

    Stay fit at home – Mobil Ergometer
    Another idea to stay fit at home in unpredictable times.Stay fit at home and make your static Ergometer a dynamic and mobile Ergo. Seen here in France,Stay fit at home(this is a joke. Do not copy this workout). Check out this video from Jean Pierre. Do you have other funny ideas? Let us know.     
  • April 11th: Rowers day in Argentina

    April 11th: Rowers day in Argentina
    National Rowers day in Argentina. Here is some rowing history:Every April 11 is a special date for rowers in Argentina. They celebrate the International Day of the Rower,  the Argentinian sports and rowing legend Alberto Demiddi from Buenos Aires.Alberto Demiddi (11 April 1944 – 25 October 2000), FB PageApril 11, the birthday of the great Alberto Demiddi, is established as the National Day of the Rower. He was the world record holder in his single sculler in 1970. But there are no rea
  • Stay fit at home: Family Fitness

    Stay fit at home: Family Fitness
    Do yo want to stay fit at home?Do you have an erg at home? Are your kids at home? Well you can train together with your kids  and maybe reinforce your parent kid relation. (The opposite is possible). Why dont you involve your family in your indoor training session? Organize some family fun and stay fit at home.Look here what our friend Jean Pierre from Mulhouse in France did.
    Rowing family at homehttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1YqGQHMP5rztXhCywNEe9PFrKj4DGGHQq/view    &
  • The 2020 World Rowing regatta season

    The 2020 World Rowing regatta season
    Matt Smith, FISA Executive Director released this statement on 9 April 2020. Interesting for all athletes wanting to plan their regatta season 2020 (Photo Credit: World rowing)The 2020 World Rowing regatta season – the continued consequences of COVID-19 global pandemicFollowing the rapid expansion of the COVID-19 global pandemic during the past two weeks around the world and the recommendations of the World Health Organisation which led to the postponement of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympi
  • 7 steps for Rowing Coaches dealing with pushy parents

    7 steps for Rowing Coaches dealing with pushy parents
    There are many conversations across the web about how coaches deal with pushy sports parents doting over their children. Some parents even stop their children from competing for fear of injury or loss of study time. Mac from Basketball For Coaches recommends these 7 steps:Coaches and Parents behaviour:never talk to someone that is yelling at youdiscuss their problems at a later date (not in front of a crowd)get someone else to sit in on the meetinghear parents outcontrol your body languagekeep y
  • More benefits of rowing

    More benefits of rowing
    Four benefits of rowingRowing as a sport is not hugely popular in the world. Even though its origins reach back to Ancient Egyptian times, many have only a vague idea about it.However, fans of this sport are extremely passionate about rowing, and they often experience it by availing Genting bet promo code 2020 for increasing the fun and excitement.1- ConcentrationYou require a great deal of concentration to excel in this sport. You can’t let your mind wander about your office problems or f
  • Stay fit at home: training at home

    Stay fit at home: training at home
    Bene, one of the successful national coaches in Germany says:“The current situation is not so great for the athletes. I manage my BW 2- via the TeamViewer app. The motivation is still good at the moment, but if it stays that way for the next 4 weeks it will certainly be hard”.You’ve all heard it before – athletes cannot really access their clubs and are looking for alternatives: Maybe at home. Many stay fit at home – they have set up their own gym in the living room
  • 3 rowers who became famous

    3 rowers who became famous
    Three Rowers Who Became FamousRowing is not a very popular sport and many people have only a vague idea about it. Fans of rowing are small in number, but all of them share a great passion for this sport.They all know how hard the rowers train and how much effort they put in it to excel. They all know how exciting the rowing contest is and how good a spectacle it provides. This is the reason they all travel and sacrifice their time to experience this sport, often with Coral sign up offers for 202
  • Eating Breakfast for Rowers

    Eating Breakfast for Rowers
    Eating Breakfast a critical component for rowersWe are not rowing presently. Still good nutrition intake is important. Some time ago, J. Castle has written about this here. Read again.Roll out of bed and eat breakfast? Yeah, right. Some rowers cringe at the idea of eating breakfast. Especially if they’re heading out for early morning practice or regatta. Fearing stomach cramps or “dragging” on the water, they skip breakfast and vow to make it up later. But breakfast is a critic
  • My rowing club is closed

    My rowing club is closed
    Tim, a facebook follower of our Masters rowing international Group asks:Our Club management has closed the rowing club. We are not allowed to enter the club or the boats until April 30th. Why can’t I use my single sculler for rowing?Dear Tim, we know it is very sad. Many rowing clubs throughout the world have been closed or about to shut down their boat houses and gyms. I guess, the shut down is not about the potential infection with other rowers in a boat or at an erg. I think its all abo
  • Coronavirus and Rowing: How our sport is affected

    Coronavirus and Rowing: How our sport is affected
    Coronavirus and Rowing: How the corona virus affects us rowersAlmost daily we receive new information about the corona virus and how our sport is effected by COVID-19“The worldwide outbreak of coronavirus had led to the death of more than 8.000 people and in a bid to contain its spread, sporting events around the world are being moved or cancelled.”  Read here some of the latest information:FISA: Coronavirus and Rowing: How our sport is effected“FISA comments, …with
  • A few tips from some of the best rowers

    A few tips from some of the best rowers
    Some of the best rowers will soon gather. We’re just a few month before the Tokyo Olympics, which will be a thrilling spectacle for rowing enthusiasts. Rowing is a sport that a lot of people take on in their personal lives, either for exercise or for the sake of competition. But as a spectator sport it isn’t always the most accessible option. This is really the true beauty of the Olympics. The games help to showcase less visible sports in a way that allows audiences to see the very b
  • World’s Oldest Solo Atlantic Rower

    World’s Oldest Solo Atlantic Rower
    Pensioner Attempts to Become World’s Oldest Solo Atlantic Rower in Aid of Help for HeroesGraham Walters, 72, from Leicestershire has set off from Gran Canaria to begin his bid to secure the Guinness Word Record as the oldest person to row solo across the Atlantic. The record is currently held by Gerard Marie of France who completed the solo challenge in 2015 at the age of 66 years and 323 days. Graham is using his adventure to raise awareness and vital funds for the Help of War Heroes.For
  • How to row faster with just 30 minutes training

    How to row faster with just 30 minutes training
    How anybody can make you row faster in only 30 minutes? What is the secret?Focus on 2 key thingsThere are two things that make you go faster at any given rate and both are related to your power curve or power application.We all should know that the only thing that makes the boat go faster is the blade pushing against some water and levering yourself against the footplate in the boat.OK let’s check what I said again here. The blade goes into the water at the catch and then through your grip
  • what is a Gold medal standard time

    what is a Gold medal standard time
    http://arcrsa.blogspot.com/2009/04/understanding-gold-medal-standards.html https://secure.regattadata.com/rds/index.php?next_page=external%2Fexternal_rca_gms_calculator.php&gms_id=18&distance=2000&minutes=06&seconds=01&save=Calculatecalculator    
  • Prognostic Olympic Times – Part 4 – Calculators for rowing and erg

    Prognostic Olympic Times  – Part 4 – Calculators for rowing and erg
    What do you think of the last episodes of our “prognostic” series?According Bio Row , a company having an scientific approach to row smarter – Prognostic” or “Gold Standard” times are widely used in rowing practice for evaluation of training and racing speeds, crew selections, etc. Very often World Best Times (WBT) are used for this purpose, but they were achieved in exceptionally fast weather conditions, and usually, winners of World regattas show slower time
  • Prognostic rowing times – Part 3 – How To Use Prognostic Times

    Prognostic rowing times – Part 3 – How To Use Prognostic Times
    This is the third part of our series on Prognostic Rowing Times. If you’ve missed any of the previous posts you can take a look at them here. Part 1 is about What Prognostic  Rowing Times are, and how to use them. Part 2 is about the History of Prognostic times and How to Calculate them. Today  Ainhoa, our expert reposts about How to Use Prognostic times.Prognostic rowing times: using percentages of GMSWhen coaches use gold medal standard times, one of the most common ways of inf
  • Duoro River Rowing Tour in Portugal

    Duoro River Rowing Tour in Portugal
    Douro River Rowing tour – Easter 2020Are you getting ready for the 2020 touring season? Would you like to know about the relation of Porto and Harry Potter?Rowing in Europe is specialized in Tour rowing on European waters.  Today they post about a tour in Portugal. They describe a wonderful possibility of rowing vacation in Portugal: Portugal’s most magnificent river –the Douro river.The Douro River Rowing TourThe river and the Douro Vinhateiro (wine growing-area) of the D
  • Principles of Fast Learning: How to Row Faster

    Principles of Fast Learning: How to Row Faster
    Emma sent us a great question:“How to maximise your training sessions on the water to become very good really quickly?”English: Rowing training on the Thames at Brentford The rowers are in an eight, two fours and a pair; their coach is in a motor boat. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Dear Emma, learning quick is not so easy. Most of our rowing exercises need time. But there are some general rules to improve a quick learning ability:Principles of fast learningFind someone with an edge. Get s
  • Prognostic Times for Rowing Part 2 – The History Of Prognostics

    Prognostic Times for Rowing Part 2 – The History Of Prognostics
     This is part two of our series on Using Prognostic Times for training. In the Part 1 we looked at What are prognostic times, and why to use them? If you missed part one go and take a look at Prognostic Times – Part 1. Today we’re looking at the History of Prognostics and How they are measured.Prognostic times for rowing: The History of prognosticsIn this post, Ainhoa, our prognostic expert is going to cover some history around the Gold medal standard (GMS) times.Prognostic time
  • Rowing Prognostic Times – Part 1 – What Are Prognostic Times?

    Rowing Prognostic Times – Part 1 – What Are Prognostic Times?
    How to use prognostic times coaching rowingHow fast do my crews have to be to win a gold medal?Today, we were thinking of reposting some of our experts post written a while ago. Rowperfect had started a series of blog posts on “prognostic” or “gold standard” times.  Written by sports science expert, Ainhoa Iñiguez. Most of it is applicable today and also in the future.Most coaches would like to know whether their crews are going fast enough to win a medal or a
  • Tips on Preparing for 6k Erg Test

    Tips on Preparing for 6k Erg Test
    I have a 6k test this week – any advice on preparing for it?Yes, plan the followingErgometer Testing for RowersKnow your target time and associated splitif you want someone yelling at you (tell them what you like)practice three things
    – get off the start and onto your target split fast
    – pushes to get back onto split if it fades
    – how to row really economically in the middle 2k to conserve energy but still hit your splitlastly, know what you will do if your pushes don&rsq

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