Author Archives: Tanja Weber

Can I train your mental strength?

Imagine that there is a muscle that is called “Mental Strength”. Could you train it? (Photo Credit: wikimedia Comments) Rowperfect has tried to research this and believes: Yes, we can train our mental strength. When we go through the world of elite sports and watch the big athletes, Jeannine Gmelin, Madalena Lobnig, Oliver Zeidler and […]

Who is the “boss” in the rowing boat?

The coxswain is the boss Wikipedia : The coxswain is the person in charge of a boat, particularly its navigation and steering. (Photo Credit: Hägar, the horrible). I found an older interview that Günter Klein had with Peter Thiede some years ago. Peter was the cox of the Germany’s Eight before Martin Sauer.  The interview can […]

Can’t get our Pair (2-) to run – Coordination and Boat Movement in your Pair

Why can’t we get our pair to run? The pair is considered one of the most difficult boat type in rowing.. This type of boat creates high demands on coordination and boat movement. Why is it so difficult to row a pair? Many sports scientists have been involved in this topic over the last 20 […]