Author Archives: Rebecca Caroe

Rowing books for your holiday novel reading

Today we’re showing off two rowing books which are worth adding to your summer holiday reading list. Both novels and written by authors who actually understand the sport, they give very different perspectives on that most difficult of rowing situations – the crew bonding before, during and after an important race.  Buy Water under the […]

More strength advice for beginner rowers from Kristin Marvin

“I’m a new rower and I compete in school regattas. I was wondering what exercises I could do to become a stronger rower?” As a new athlete to the sport it is important to note that whole body movements win over your typical exercise program, especially as a high school student.  You sit down all […]

What is the origin of Committee Boats at Regattas?

We got a question from a reader and this sparked some great contributions from Rowing History, Skiff rowing racing (Photo Credit: Skiff racing organisation) and so I thought I’d share it with you. “”Committee boats are when the regatta organisers (the committee) provide the boats to the competitors It originated in traditional regattas when the […]

Free riders in a rowing boat or what can a masters crew do with a free rider

The puddle tells the truth.(Photo Credit: Fotoclub Eggenburg) One of the glories of rowing is that a boat is only as fast as the slowest crew member. Agreed? If yes… please continue to read this post from Duncan Holland, published a while ago. Unless all the members are contributing the boat will not be fast. […]

Aligning power in a mixed masters quad

We have just formed a mixed quad crew and want some advice on how to align our power and get the crew going well together. Several time ago, Roland Beevor wrote to us after reading the original article. Let’s share this again.  I think this issue is a good issue to explore, it addresses a big […]

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 […]