Author Archives: Rebecca Caroe

Rowing and the “keto” diet

Quote from Andrew Hamilton via Christopher George.  This is about the Ketogenic (keto) Diet for endurance athletes. “One longer-term low-carbohydrate approach that appears to be becoming more popular with athletes trying to increase fat burning is the use of a very low-carbohydrate, high fat diet – also known as the “keto diet”. The keto diet […]

Nutritional Advice to Stay Rowing Fit

Nutritional Advice to Stay Rowing Fit

The impact that the right nutrition can have on your sporting performance should not be under-estimated. As well as increasing our wellbeing and energy levels, vitamins and minerals have the ability to help protect against injury and ensure good muscle recovery. Nutrition brand Pharma Nord explains some of the minerals that are important for good sporting […]

Do I REALLY need to do long distance training?

Is it tough to really row slow? Well it is not. Read what Marlene Royle has to say about this: “I call it Aerobic Discipline. If so, find out why those low intensity, long distance sessions are a must for your high performance racing months from now. Today, an e-mail message from a master rower read, […]

Nutritional Periodisation and the lightweight rower

Guest post by Joy Skipper – Nutritional Therapist.  Joy is available for hire from the Rowperfect Rowing Coach shop. To maximize any athletes’ performance, it’s important to have a long-term plan, or annual plan, otherwise known as periodisation, where the year is split into three levels of training (for example, the mode, volume, intensity and frequency […]

Rowing Nutrition products now available

nutrition category

We have worked hard to find a good supplier of nutrition and recovery products suitable for endurance sports – like rowing. Sponser Nutrition products are now listed in our shop under a new category “Nutrition”. Sponser Nutrition Range The diverse range of products includes Red Beet Vitinox, Recovery Drink mixes, Liquid Energy gels (perfect for […]

Sport nutrition for a 17 year old girl

Apart from the 3 square meals per day, how can my 17 yr old daughter a competitive rower , what protein shakes can she have to increase her performance & bulk do you recommend? What foods does she need to eat and what portions she does train 6 times per week. Great question. I”m not […]

How fast are you: Part 1

A while ago my young son asked me what I wanted for my birthday. Point-blank I told him I want “SPEED!” Lots of speed. A big package of speed . . . as much speed as he could possibly find. Forget the ribbon, no card needed. Just give me tons and tons of speed. Bring […]

Teaching rowers Rhythm and Ratio

Moving Beyond a Simple Half Truth Let’s start by discussing an oft-cited and equally oft-misunderstood sacred cow: the idea of the 2 to 1 ratio between recovery and drive. This chestnut is something that is frequently used with beginning scullers and rowers when we are making our first efforts to teach them to slow down […]