Category Archives: Equipment

How Much Layback Is Needed – Finish Position On Ergs

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How much layback is needed on an erg? Here is a good explanation from Concept2 “At the finish of the rowing stroke, the upper body is leaning back slightly, using support of the core muscles. Biceps and back muscles also help to maintain the finish position of the upper body. Legs are extended, stabilized by […]

ProW Seat Pad – YouTube Review

Last week’s Monday post discussed how the Citius Remex ProW seat pad is great for relieving pain in your hamstring and glute when rowing. We want to share a detailed unboxing review for you brought to you by PDP – Push it – Don’t Pull it / Indoor Rowing Classes (see more of their videos […]

Rowing Pad Helps to Alleviate Hamstring Pain

Denmark’s Sverri Nielsen the single sculler uses the ProW Seat Pad while racing at one of the past Luzern World Cups. You can see the pink pad taped to his scull seat top on our cover image. What you can’t see are the wedges inserted underneath the pad which lift up your pelvis off the […]

Choosing a Single Scull for Masters Rowers

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I’m looking to buy a single scull for myself, are you able to advise? I’m an intermediate masters rower, with about 6 years experience in rowing. I row in pretty harsh conditions, tidal salt water with high chances of grounding at times and will be stored outside in a cover. I compete occasionally, and am […]

Athletes’ Top Equipment – ROWTEX Rowing Gloves

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Faster and better performance on the water can be achieved firstly and most importantly by continuous training. Optimal equipment can be very decisive during hours of hard work out. Martin and Tobias from ROWTEX were former elite rowers in the Austrian Rowing Team. Each year they had to row thousands of kilometers to make it […]

Rowing Tutorial Indoor: Rowing and Endurance

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Today’s video session shows you some endurance exercises with your indoor rower. Today we suggest a dynamic rower. Rowing Tutorial: Indoor Rowing Dynamic Ergs tend to be less injury sensitive and offer a wide range of exercises to keep your body fit. In today’s tutorial Coach Jean Pierre is showing us how to practise at […]

A Sock for all Rowing Seasons

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Is choosing a rowing sock the ultimate geek’s paradise for fantasy shopping?  We decided to find out by running through the full list of different socks currently on the Rowperfect store. Start with the All-Rounder Rowing Sock If you choose one sock for year-round rowing – this is the one: Ultra Light Rowing Socks. It […]

Rowing Seat Pad Helps Back Pain on Ergo

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Stuart Harrison has done a comprehensive review of the ProW Rowing seat pad that helps to relieve back pain on an ergo. I came across the Citius-Remex ProW seat pads on the internet and went ‘holy cr*p batman’. They are not cheap, a brilliant idea though. But then there are two of them – which […]

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

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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 […]