Whether you are a competitive oarsman or want to keep fit, the Rowperfect represents the safest and most effective way of helping you achieve your goals. For athletes and coaches it is an innovative, sport-specific training tool that delivers improved fitness and boat-moving skill. For the home / gym fitness user, its design helps prevent exercise-induced injuries and the challenge of balancing the limited-tilt seat adds to your core stability and strength.
There are two types of rowing machine: the fixed rowing machine and the dynamic rowing machine. Rowperfect is a dynamic machine. A direct comparison between static & dynamic ergos paper written for rowing coaches.
Most crews gain significant boat speed in the first year they use RP for indoor training [no C2 work]. because you can teach boat-moving technique indoors.
By aligning the force curves and stroke length of your crew they can maximise their potential boat speed.
Technique exercises and drills taught on RP are directly transferable to the boat. If you test athletes on RP it will tell you the crew’s likely on-water 2k time given flat water and skilled bladework.
Get the whole of your crew fitter for rowing than they’ve ever been before. RP makes you work hard in the same way on land as on the water. Ergos don’t float and the RP will show you who are the “boat movers” in your squad because you have to pull your own body weight. This shows on the RP3 time splits that are weight and boat class-adjusted.
You want to go fast; RP will show you where small speed gains can be won by aligning force curves, smoothing power delivery and improving effective stroke length.
Get the whole crew moving the same way.
RP has a tilt seat mounted on a narrow bar that aides core stability and strength development.
One legged rowing builds strength in the resting or injured leg. The force curve demonstrates when technique breaks down so you can stop before bad habits form.
Read our article library written about dynamic and static ergos; the Rowperfect and avoiding injury in rowing.