Category Archives: Juniors

Strapping tape for rowing injury becoming popular

Strapping tape , knee injury, Tape support

We have seen it in Rotterdam at the WRC III again. Strapping Tape is becoming more and more popular. Athletes were using it in the warm up area and while preparing for their race. Do it like the champions: When you need support and strapping tape for rowing injuries, use the D3 Tape. This world`s […]

Sport nutrition for a 17 year old girl

Apart from the 3 square meals per day, how can my 17 yr old daughter a competitive rower , what protein shakes can she have to increase her performance & bulk do you recommend? What foods does she need to eat and what portions she does train 6 times per week. Great question. I”m not […]

What Shape is your Rowing Club? Filling out the Hourglass

In his article “What Shape is your Rowing Club?” Duncan Holland introduced the ‘Hourglass’ model which represent many clubs, with many Masters and Junior members but few Seniors. Until recently my club was in the same position. The club has always had a large junior squad, but we would lose our older juniors who moved […]

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 […]

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 & […]