Category Archives: Coaching

Q&A Masters Rowing

Questions and Answers, Master Rowers (Photo Credit: worldrowing.com)   Top Coach Joe De Leo from Leotraining is answering Questions which came up lately in our social media forums. Masters Rowing: One of the most interesting questions which came over and over again: Which camp should I visit,….what are the best regattas to join for masters […]

Creatine-performance increase for Athletes?

Is there a performance increase for athletes through taking creatine? Many rowers wonder how they can improve their performance. Is there anything besides the ergo and the gym that they can use to increase muscle growth or performance? Rowperfect has explored this topic and has looked more closely at creatine. Creatine is highly regarded as […]

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 […]

Sport nutrition for a 17 year old girl

Apart from the 3 square meals per day, how can my 17 yr old daughter a competitive rower , what protein shakes can she have to increase her performance & bulk do you recommend? What foods does she need to eat and what portions she does train 6 times per week. Great question. I”m not […]

Rowing and Mobiliy – part 4 ankles

Ankle Mobility for Rowers This is the final installment of mobility for rowers, where we’ll cover the importance of ankle mobility for rowers and how you can improve flexibility and strength in the calf and shin muscles for better compression, cleaner catches, and stronger drives. In Part 1, we discussed what “tightness” really is (and what […]

Rowing and Mobility – Thoracic Spine

This is part two of our mobility session for rowers.  Strenght Coach Will Ruth, our author and Renate (in German) will give answers in case you have any questions. Thoracic Spine Mobility for Rowers Now that you know a lot about why flexibility, strength, and technique are all important factors in the mobility puzzle, each article in […]

Teaching rowers Rhythm and Ratio

Moving Beyond a Simple Half Truth Let’s start by discussing an oft-cited and equally oft-misunderstood sacred cow: the idea of the 2 to 1 ratio between recovery and drive. This chestnut is something that is frequently used with beginning scullers and rowers when we are making our first efforts to teach them to slow down […]

5 Exercises to Make You a Better Rower, Part 2

It is my philosophy that the weight-room is for building strength and health, not for high-rep light-weight “endurance” circuits or overly specific sports training. I recommend that rowers stick to the water, the erg, or the bicycle to develop endurance that will actually carry over to rowing, and leave the 20+ rep circuits out of […]