New Masters Rowing advice series

By Rebecca Caroe

We’re very excited to be publishing the Faster Masters products now in individual chapter form.  Having got feedback from our readers, we realise that some people would prefer to buy what they need NOW rather than a full Faster Masters membership programme. And so today we’re releasing each episode from Faster Masters Gold membership individually. […]

Coxmate PC analysis software

Coaching the Recovery using Data

By Rebecca Caroe

We got a customer asking about how to use rowing data in order to improve the coaching of the recovery for a crew. “I think the important factor is making the recovery as smooth as possible so we don’t lose too much boat speed in the 8+. We have spent a lot time optimising the […]

Ankle flexibility rowing

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 […]

Kittens die if you rush the slide.

7 rowing exercises to prevent rushing the slide

By Rebecca Caroe

What land exercises can I do to improve slide control, so that I have more control going to the catch position? Great question – and fantastic that you what to self-tutor on this.  Getting into the habit of working out how to make these changes yourself is a really great skill. Several solutions for you […]

Coaching ratio in rowing.

Coaching a long stroke in rowing

By Rebecca Caroe

Here’s how Grant Craies taught a crew a longer rowing stroke. The crew comprised two novices and a 1-year rower with the coach in bow.  While warming up, he noticed that the stroke (who was also steering) lost a lot of length every time they steered the boat. Question – how to teach the crew […]

Rowing Balance in a quadruple scull

Drills for balance in crew sculling

By Rebecca Caroe

Following from our article about what affects balance in crew sculling, here are some drills which you can practice to help improve your balance. What causes bad balance in rowing? Balance in rowing is created by two things: your body and the oars or sculls. So if your boat is off-balance, first thing to check is […]