Author Archives: Rebecca Caroe

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 things There 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 […]

What is the Future of Rowing Data?

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There are a lot of different rowing data apps around nowadays and we have written about them on the blog in the past. The key to writing a good rowing data app is three things Easy collection of data points Easy interpretation Easy adaptation of your future training There are a very few rowing club […]

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?” 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 learning Find someone with […]

Tips on Preparing for 6k Erg Test

I have a 6k test this week – any advice on preparing for it? Yes, plan the following Know your target time and associated split if 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 […]

Getting into rowing is easier than you think

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There are many sports where people will be interested in participating but may be put off for a number of reasons and rowing may seem like something that’s difficult to get involved with. However, that’s not the case at all. Great Britain was extremely successful in the 2016 Rio Olympics in rowing, winning three golds […]

Coaching younger masters

Achieving rowing mastery at early ages Anna got in touch from Utrecht in the Netherlands asking us to write content for Youngish masters rowers. Coaching racing masters is a challenge because unlike student rowers they do not have unlimited time.  You have to be flexible in your expectations for the group and so if you can […]

Say Goodbye to Archaic Coaching Styles!

THE CONTEXT: It seems that after decades of celebrating the insensitive hard-nosed coaching style, the world of professional high-performance sports is finally coming to its senses and realizing that the persona it once celebrated as the model for coaching is not only destructive for athletes, but also limited in its ability to motivate and inspire […]

Selecting a new rowing boat

Boat Building for Rowing Filippi

I have been privy to a Facebook chat where the initiator asks this question “Rowers, got any views on buying and selecting a new rowing boat. Budget is key and interested on views. Think SWIFT, Wintech v Janousek=Stämpfli.” While not keen to start a public discussion on the benefits of any one boat maker compared […]