Category Archives: Beginner

Warm Up in Rowing – Erg and Stretching Exercises

Most people don’t do it: Warm up in rowing, especially on an indoor rower. But most Rowperfect coaches recommend a sufficient warm up before starting your exercise. Athletes and beginners should slightly warm up especially before doing a 2k or 6 k race. A flexibility exercises should be done after a good warm-up or at the end of […]

Beginners rowing sequences on your Erg.

The web and social media are full of ergo meter sessions. Many private rowers, coaches and other professionals are trying to invite us to join their network and share exercises via Zoom, Skype or other video media. Most of it is for rowing athletes or experienced rowers only.       What about those who […]

Indoor rowing technique – Do it right the first time

Indoor rowing, using the erg at home was very popular during the Corona Crises. Many people have offered online training and explained indoor rowing technique during coaching sessions. We did observe, that there was a variety of different trainings on your erg. We noticed, not every rowing stroke was performed well during the online sessions. […]

Pilates for Rowers – The Catch

Pilates for rowers The Catch

We got this question two weeks ago from a Deborah in London.   Tom, are there exercises available, that simulate our rowing stroke? I am not an erg rower and look for additional possibilities to strengthen my body. Deborah, thank you for your question. We have several ways to strengthen our body at home or in […]

How to improve bad Rowing Technique

Great Rowing: Robert Manson. Photo Credit: WorldRowing One of our followers (let’s call him  Andrew) and guest has experienced something new to him. He is new in our sport and has been sculling since 10 month. He did a lot of slo-mo investigation at Elite rowers. I’ve been sculling in the single for 10 months […]

How to find a rowing talent?

Many clubs, many countries and national rowing organisations use talent identification programmes to look for the best athletes. Some try to recruit talents from school, some do extensive marketing to find great rowers. That feeling of rowing talent World Rowing placed a post (Full article) some time ago about a Canadian study to identify talents and […]

When is the best age for kids to start rowing?

We have received a question in our social media some time ago. A concerned parent was wondering: When is the best age for kids to start rowing in a club? Can they even participate at a regatta? Many parents do not consider rowing as the first choice sport for their children. They are not aware […]