Category Archives: Juniors

Rowing rigging for 16 year olds

nuts bolts guide rigging

Question: What Rigging set up should I use for a 16 year junior girl?  From a high school in New Zealand. You asked about rigging boats for a 16 year old girl – here are some Rowperfect Resources which should help you out. You don’t specify sweep or sculling so I’ve included both. Sweep Oar […]

Get ready for the new season

get ready, new rowing season preparation

Hooray it’s time to go rowing again!  In the northern hemisphere the autumn is time to get going in big boats ready for fall head racing and long distance training. But wait, your rowing club needs work first The equipment maintenance plan is essential to do first – before anything else. So set about organising […]

Happy New Rowing Year

New year 2018, Rowing year 2018

Hey every Northern Hemisphere reader – it’s the start of the 2018-19 rowing season.  Summer break is over.  School and work are kickstarting for the autumn. Get back into rowing shape Hopefully your summer break was fun, relaxing and didn’t include lots of training.  But we all know that autumn training means long distances and […]

Strapping tape for rowing injury

Strapping tape , knee injury, Tape support

Want to do your own injury management? Announcing Kinesiology Tape for Rowing injuries. Being able to strap up your own body to give support while you recover from an injury seems like a no-brainer.  So why hasn’t it been done? I suspect it’s mainly that we aren’t sure how to use the tape – luckily […]

Stretching hip flexors for rowing

Hip Flexor Stretches, rowing hip flexor

Found this really useful article on the Growing Bodies blog about hip flexors. The writer explains that they get tight and also “overactivity” in the hip flexor. Overactivity means you are using your hip flexors too much and they give two situations where this can happen – it’s best to adjust the stroke so you […]

Top 4 stretches for tired legs

Crouch adductor stretch for rowers

Sophie Mackenzie runs through her chosen stretches for rowers who have tired legs and tight muscles.  This is a sequence you can do after rowing – best tried as a crew. Sophie rowed for New Zealand and is a double world champion in LW2x.  She published her Stretching Poster for Rowers in April. Downward dog […]

Rowing Camp Venues – the best and the rest

Rowperfect wants to compile a list of rowing camp venues accessible from the UK. We know that a lot of people travel abroad for camps – but where are the best ones? I am a coach at Loch Lomond Rowing Club in Scotland, and am hoping to run a training camp for our juniors next […]

Help get teen girls into rowing

#RowMoJo & @rowconference are working together to help get more teenage girls into #ROWING! Both focussing on some of the issues teenage girls experience as they engage with competitive sport: Physical Literacy Anxiety Training & Periods Breast Health & Sports Bras Physical movement & the ‘robust’ athlete The Female Traid & hormonal effects Diet & […]

Rowsandall Rowing Data Analysis OFFER

Rowsandall

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 […]

GB Rowers get funky in ACAI Activewear

Holly NOrton, GB Rowing, ACAI ACtivewear

ACAI Activewear have teamed up with two international rowers, Karen Bennett and Holly Norton for all their training apparel needs along with sports bras. Karen and Holly have described in their own words why they have chosen to team up with ACAI and felt that they were a good match. “We have both always loved […]