Category Archives: Club Management

How to Choose a Rowing Club

I have been coaching a young athlete who has ambitions to row at the Olympics – one of the things we discussed was how to choose the right rowing club for her. Setbacks and Red Herrings First, I was very frustrated by being asked for advice (which club to join) only to find that many […]

Charity Indoor Rowing – Virtual Erg Race

Indoor rowing games

Rowperfect is proud to support the charity indoor rowing, a virtual indoor regatta: ERG Electronic Rowing Games. According to the organizers it will be probably the biggest indoor race this year worldwide. The regatta takes place June 13th – 21st 2020. Unlike all other major international regattas, racing at ERG is done virtually with competitors […]

ERG – Indoor Regatta

How many indoor regatta offers have you noticed in the last few weeks? With an erg indoor regatta we could show how hard you have been training. Many private organisations tried to organize an event. The erg manufacturer and the national associations did it. Even FISA World Rowing had a challenge. What is the motivation […]

Coaching a Crew – Seven Bricks of Wisdom

The 7 Bricks of Rowing Coaching Wisdom

A guest post by Bob Greatorex: Little can be added to the extensive literature available on training technics and rowing coaching wisdom. So I will address areas less often discussed. Analogies are useful and I advise crews to break challenges down into component parts. I call it the ‘Brick Wall Analogy’. Lay one brick at […]

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 […]

3 Steps to a Sparkling Clean Hull

rowing slow book,

Here’s a great question from one of my readers. She asked about steps to keep her rowing shell hull sparkling clean: We have a 1 year old Vespoli light 8, painted white. It’s shell was pristine until our last race, when the boats were parked on the trailer underneath an oak tree. It rained heavily […]

Rowing Tutorial: Pelvis Position During Indoor Rowing

Our Coach Jean Pierre shows us his tutorial about the good seating positions during the rowing sequences on the erg. A quick rowing tutorial (for ergs) to watch and to remember the right back positions during finish, when and how to place your pelvis in anteversion at the start of your recovery.

Good news: Top Lactose-Free Protein Drinks

How many of you suffer from lactose intolerance? Top lactose-free protein drinks Many athletes are controlling their daily protein intake. We take proteins before, after, and even during our training sessions. I have seen tour rowers having their protein gels on board. Well – what would I do if I suffer from lactose intolerance? What […]

I feel excluded in my rowing club

exclusion, ducks, one yellow duck, rowing club exclusion

I feel excluded. Do I quit my rowing club? Do not quit yet when you feel excluded in your rowing club. In the first place do some personal therapy right away. Take a sheet of paper and write down why you are feeling “excluded”.  Also, include what behaviors cause that excluded feeling in the rowing […]