Category Archives: Ergo

Teaching timing to rowing beginners

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 […]

Prognostic Olympic Times – Part 4 – Calculators for rowing and erg

What do you think of the last episodes of our “prognostic” series? According Bio Row , a company having an scientific approach to row smarter – Prognostic” or “Gold Standard” times are widely used in rowing practice for evaluation of training and racing speeds, crew selections, etc. Very often World Best Times (WBT) are used […]

Tips on Preparing for 6k Erg Test

I have a 6k test this week – any advice on preparing for it? Yes, plan the following Know your target time and associated split if you want someone yelling at you (tell them what you like) practice three things – get off the start and onto your target split fast – pushes to get […]

How to find my Concept 2 drag factor

Ergo Champs

Rowperfect are the Rowing Education experts.   Not all knowledge is found in training courses or coach education.  We know rowers want to know things – that’s where we come in…. Rowperfect knows rowing.  Ask Us. What resistance level should I train on a concept 2 rower? How to find my Concept 2 drag factor? Is […]

Royal Marine climbs Mountain with Erg – Charity stunt –

Paul Disney, a Royal Marine climbs Mountain Mont Blanc. The veteran tried to carry a 26KG, 2.5M long Concept 2 rowing machine up Western Europe’s highest mountain. The veteran who attempted to climb the Mont Blanc  4,809m – 15,780ft) with a rowing machine on his back for charity was forced to abandon the device less […]

C Breeze – natural cooling for long ergs

C Breeze, rowperfect, cool ergo,

What is a C Breeze? The C Breeze is what you need to stay cool while rowing an ergo. It’s a small nylon tube that is a very easily installed to the fan cage of any rowing erg that transports the airflow from your rowing machine and projects it back out like a fan onto […]

Check out the World Rowing Regattas for sales and deals

Great regattas, like the world championships in Linz or the WRMR World Rowing Masters Regatta in Hungary offer great deals. You can get your oar, your cloth or erg 15 to 20% off.  Two opportunities are waiting for you: The World Champs in Linz and the World Rowing Masters Regatta in Velence. Which is the best […]

Feet out: rowing strapped in or strapless on your Erg?

Strapped in or strapless? Read about an interesting experience of Howard Aiken who explains the benefits of a strapless foot stretcher while beein on your erg. According Aikens view  which he expressed here, the foot-straps on every ergo meter are there for the athlete’s safety and any coach who feels that he or she would be […]

9 Rowing Coaching Drills

rowing stroke cycle technique

Rowing drills and exercises aim to isolate each part of the ‘stroke cycle’ in order to assist coaches in successfully communicating the different stroke variation technique to athletes. By experiencing part of the ‘learning’ in the static environment of a rowing machine with a force curve to illustrate good execution before doing it in a […]