Masters International discussion with Marlene Royle

By Emelie Tillack

Calling all masters rowers – we have started a Facebook Group called “Masters Rowing International” to enable masters rowers to discuss topics of interest and also to get expert advice from Marlene Royle. The Group has over 1500 members at the time of writing from Hong Kong, China to Uzbekistan and Alaska.  Discussion is in […]

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RowingHack: Resistance training

By Rebecca Caroe

Loading up your work is a great way to gain strength and skill in a rowing boat.  Having a bungee or rope under the hull gives an easy way to create extra loading on the athletes.  This can be used for all ages of rower and all expertise levels. The resistance slows down the boat […]

Aligning power in a masters quad scull

By Rebecca Caroe

We have just formed a mixed quad crew and want some advice on how to align our power and get the crew going well together. Roly Beevor has written this advice Roly: The first thing to say is that a new crew will feel strange.  This can be very disorienting, especially for an athlete who has […]

Aligning power in a mixed masters quad

By Rebecca Caroe

We have just formed a mixed quad crew and want some advice on how to align our power and get the crew going well together. Roland Beevor wrote to us after reading the original article. I think this issue is a good issue to explore, it addresses a big unexplored requirement: how do you bring people, […]

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Passengers, or what can a masters crew do with a free rider

By Rebecca Caroe

One of the glories of rowing is that a boat is only as fast as the slowest crew member. Unless all the members are contributing the boat will not be fast.  I say this is one of the glories of the sport because it means that, unlike a football team, a basketball team ora hockey team, […]

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Recovery for Masters Rowers

By Rebecca Caroe

By Marlene Royle Just as pushing your bow across the line for the first time in the 50+ age category signifies entering a mature phase of your rowing career it may also mark new adventures in maintaining equilibrium in your training schedule. Masters athletes need to include the same intensities of work in their race […]

Faster Masters Rowing – advice from Marlene

By Rebecca Caroe

Faster Masters is a new worldwide rowing community and resource for masters rowers developed by coach Marlene Royle and Rebecca Caroe of Rowperfect. Our products and information are designed specifically to address the needs of masters like you. Improve technique, refine racing skills, get stronger, prevent injury, adjust rigging, recover better, be healthy, go faster. […]