Category Archives: Ergo

Guest Blog: Winter Workouts: Why do Rowers Fear the Erg?

When your friends complain about waking up early for their life rowperfect funny friday for rowers

I am really frustrated by our sport when it comes to the erg being viewed as a torture device rather than a helpful tool that people can enjoy. This negative mindset, which is extremely contagious, plagues the sport, preventing athletes from training to their potential and possibly serving as one of the reasons that careers […]

Ivan Hooper on guidance to coaches on using indoor rowing machines and injury prevention

static versus dynamic ergo

Ivan Hooper works for Rowing Australia as a Sports Science / Sports Medicine Coordinator and this is an advisory note he circulated in approx 2012. His slides are at the bottom of the page along with recommendations for rowing coaches on how to prevent injuries from rowing on ergos. Since I sent out some comments […]

C Breeze natural cooling for long ergs

C Breeze, rowperfect, cool ergo,

Today we are launching a new product – the C Breeze.  It’s a cooling tool for your erg.  Use it to redirect the air flow coming out of the fan cage onto your face so you stay cool while you erg. Neat eh? It fits any Concept2 (Model B and above) and RP / Rowperfect […]

Rowsandall Rowing Data Analysis OFFER

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There is no shortage of training advice for rowers. “Train more”, “Avoid the black hole”, “Train smarter” (whatever that means), “Train like the Danes”, “Avoid junk meters”.  The best research has found that what works best for one rower might not work for another. So what can you do? Plan. Execute. Measure. Adjust. Repeat. Today […]

Calling rowers over 85kg with leg pain

The Danish lightweight experts in rowing with leg and bottom pain have improved their rowing seat pad the ProW by adding a new model. Designed for athletes over 85 kg (mostly men) the HIGH Rowing Seat Pad ProW and the HIGH Rowing Seat pad ProW Adjustable are stiffer and higher than the regular seat pad […]

Data Integrity: when to trust your rowing data?

rowing data heart rate

Verifying the Accuracy of Measurements-Introduction In my last post on tracking rowing data, I received a comment regarding the accuracy and measurement of observations—heart rate, in particular. This provided me with an idea to evaluate the best way I know how: take some measurements and compare to establish an estimate of data integrity. One of […]

Why do my shins hurt while erging?

Osteopath treating a rower

Why do the sides of my shins hurt while using the rowing machine? (I really mean the hard part of the lower leg, not the calves). It’s unaccustomed muscle usage. Nothing to worry about, just build up your training gradually so you acquire strength. Then you won’t feel the muscles working as they will already […]