Teaching timing to rowing beginners

By Rebecca Caroe

I lead a class teaching learn to row to adult beginners. It was too windy to row that weekend and so we ended up in the gym. Take a look at the videos showing what we did. I paired an experienced rower with a beginner Each pair held a one meter long piece of plastic tubing […]

How to find your Maximum Heart Rate for Rowing

By Rebecca Caroe

How do I get my RP3 monitor to pick up a HR from my Garmin HR monitor reading? I can get the RP3 monitor display for HR, but no pulse! How do I synchronize the devices? Thank you! Seems you need a Polar Bluetooth to sync with Android tablet.  I have tried two different Polar […]

New Rowing TV Channel on Roku

By Rebecca Caroe

Have you ever wondered why there isn’t a TV channel for rowing?  Well enterprising rower, Michael Harnad is in the process of making one. I am a rower and a software developer. I am in the process of developing a rowing channel for the Roku set top box. Like the Apple TV and others, the […]

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Improve ankle flexibility for rowing

By Rebecca Caroe

If you find compressing into the catch in sculling or rowing is a challenge – particularly if you are the steersman (toe) of a coxless boat, you need to have the ability to improve your ankle flexibility.  Here’s how, thanks to our good friends at Rowfficient. First test your ankle flexibility Stand 4 inches off […]

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Online rowing coaching education goes live!

By Rebecca Caroe

www.therowingnetwork.org is a new rowing website created by Rowing Australia (RA) and the Institute for Rowing Leadership (IRL) at Community Rowing Inc. (CRI) today announced the launch of an inclusive online international coaching education resource, The Rowing Network (TRN). This new website, accessible for all coaches internationally, provides meaningful connection to expertise from across the […]

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Kids Rowing Camps for Summer

By Rebecca Caroe

What are the best Summer Rowing camps for 14 year olds worldwide? My daughter has 1 solid year rowing and top 10 provincial Erg scores. Some days the Rowperfect mailbag comes in with the BEST questions.  I particularly like new challenges where we have not previously written on the topic.  Aimee’s question was one of […]

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RowingHack: Resistance training

By Rebecca Caroe

Loading up your work is a great way to gain strength and skill in a rowing boat.  Having a bungee or rope under the hull gives an easy way to create extra loading on the athletes.  This can be used for all ages of rower and all expertise levels. The resistance slows down the boat […]

The 7 Bricks of Rowing Coaching Wisdom

Coaching Crew – Seven Bricks of Wisdom

By Rebecca Caroe

A guest post by Bob Greatorex: I can add little to the extensive literature available on training techniques so will address areas less often discussed.  I find analogies useful and advise crews to break challenges down into component parts.  I call it the ‘Brick Wall Analogy’.  Lay one brick at a time.  If each brick […]

Rowing slow for beginners

By Rebecca Caroe

I started rowing 12 months ago and can achieve good power on the erg however I don’t seem to be able to transfer this to the boat. I think I’m using my arms to pull too early in the stroke when I should be pressing with my legs? Could you offer any advice on how […]