A Sample Strength Training Routine for Rowers

By opeleroy

This workout was designed for a group of male high school-aged rowers, and was created by strength coach Matrixx Ferreira, CSCS, of Iron Athletics Canada. The workout can be done by athletes from junior to senior ages, so long as the rowers have a grasp of the fundamentals of basic lifting. As always when hitting […]

Performance Psych for Rowing

Strength Coach Roundtable #5: Performance Psych for Rowing

By StrengthCoachWill

The Strength Coach Roundtable hosted a monster of a podcast about performance psych for rowing as we went nearly 90 minutes straight and all felt like we still had more to talk about. Will, Blake, and Joe were joined by guest Sara Hendershot for a discussion of performance psychology in rowing and how you can use […]

New Rowing Bike gets 500,000 facebook views in 10 days!

By rupertcattell

A prototype of the new rowing bike www.roadrower.com was recently featured on the BBC Bristol news and got more than half a million facebook views in 10 days!! The Roadrower was invented by a former world champion oarsman; it mirrors the rowing action and is a fantastic land-based training machine. It was recently tested by […]

1984 Lake Casitas regatta finishing-line. The last stroke of the M4+ Olympic final

Rowing should ‘get out’ of the Olympics

By Rebecca Caroe

A guest post by Craig Allely The current proposal by FISA to change the Olympic Rowing Events to fit in with the grand plan by the International Olympic Committee is another schizophrenic attempt by FISA to comply with the unreasonable dictates of the parent organization. The current proposal will disadvantage the current advantaged and vice […]

Strength Coach Roundtable: Performance Psychology for Rowers

By StrengthCoachWill

Next week, the Strength Coach Roundtable returns to Rowing Chat to discuss the psychology of performance for rowing. We will be joined by Sara Lombardi Hendershot, recent Rowing Chat guest, former Olympic rower, and current coach/trainer/founder at Rowfficient, to hear from an actual elite athlete’s experiences as well as how she works with her clients […]

What colour rowing boat would you choose?

By Rebecca Caroe

I am about to launch a new rowing boat and we are trying to decide what colours to make available as options. So I thought I’d ask you Rowperfect readers, as nothing has yet been set in stone. White will always be a no cost option. But then we intend to offer a few standard […]

Join us – blogging on Rowperfect

By Rebecca Caroe

Would you like to upload your rowing blogs and articles and share them with a wider audience? Use the Rowperfect blog Guest Blogging tool – it’s WordPress and easy to use. http://www.rowperfect.co.uk/submit-post/ If you say ‘yes’ to blogging on Rowperfect there are a couple of caveats we proof read it before publishing please allow us […]

Jurgen Grobler delighted to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

By Rebecca Caroe

The UK Coaching Awards honour sports coaches and coaching organisations who have demonstrated outstanding success over the previous 12 months. He may have been awarded the Lifetime Achievement award at the UK Coaching Awards but Jürgen Grobler insists he has no intention of slowing down any time soon. Grobler turned 70 in the summer – […]

Learning to Row: From Hammersmith to Henley

By Mel Brown Studios

Having lived in Hammersmith for over 5 years the pubs along the tideway gradually became somewhat of a happy place for me.  Watching the activity on the water with the sun shining and the idle chatter of happy people made it easy to enjoy. Seeing the crews improve, excel and race each other throughout the year […]

Rowing Workouts with Apple Watch

By Power Row

Power Row iPhone/Apple Watch App (iTunes store link) We just published a rowing app for the Apple Watch which may be of interest to users of this site. The Apple Watch currently only records HR/calories for rowing workouts. This app records strokes, SPM, estimated distance, duration, calories, and heart rate — using the motion sensor on […]