Category Archives: Masters

Q&A Masters Rowing

Questions and Answers, Master Rowers (Photo Credit: worldrowing.com)   Top Coach Joe De Leo from Leotraining is answering Questions which came up lately in our social media forums. Masters Rowing: One of the most interesting questions which came over and over again: Which camp should I visit,….what are the best regattas to join for masters […]

There is a fungus in my masters eight

Today we are talking about hygiene in the boathouse and in our boats. photo Credit: wikihow Dr. Ed Wittich, from BAT Logic, one of the world leaders in quick release rowing shoe systems has posted an article I found very interesting. He states, that  UP TO 25% OF PEOPLE SUFFER FROM THE FUNGAL INFECTION THAT CAUSES […]

Do I REALLY need to do long distance training?

Is it tough to really row slow? Well it is not. Read what Marlene Royle has to say about this: “I call it Aerobic Discipline. If so, find out why those low intensity, long distance sessions are a must for your high performance racing months from now. Today, an e-mail message from a master rower read, […]

Go Rowing with a Stylish Flair – Watershoes and Wellies

Gosch Shoes Sylt Women's Boots Rubber Boots Waterproof Green

Who says dressing practically has to mean sacrificing style? Certainly not us rowers. We are wearing our rowing gear including sneakers or boring water shoes. Not very innovative. And that is were fashion could start. Read this post about stylish rubber boots. “Like many rowers, I spend a fair bit of time wading around in […]

5 Exercises to Make You a Better Rower, Part 2

It is my philosophy that the weight-room is for building strength and health, not for high-rep light-weight “endurance” circuits or overly specific sports training. I recommend that rowers stick to the water, the erg, or the bicycle to develop endurance that will actually carry over to rowing, and leave the 20+ rep circuits out of […]

Coastal Rowing in the Bay of Arcachon

Have you thought about a Coastal Rowing Trip lately? We have posted about Coastal Rowing a few times and received very positive feedback. Coastal and offshore rowing is a type of rowing, performed at sea. Due to the harsher conditions encountered, the boats are wider and more robust than those used on rivers and lakes. In North America, […]

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 […]

Why all rowers need gloves…. sometimes

Why all rowers need gloves sometimes Rowperfect

Rowing has a macho image, particularly with regard to “hardening up” and “being tough”.  This shows up mostly around walking barefoot at regattas and “patent recipes” to cure hand blisters (no, urinating on your hands does not harden the skin!). Every rower gets blisters sometimes.  Many find training camps particularly tough time because increasing training to […]

12 Winter workouts for masters rowers

Paul Hoffman joined our newsletter mailing list some time ago. When you join we encourage you to ask us questions: He asked about winter workouts: What are good winter workouts for masters rowers with busy family lives? I try to always do two steady state UT2 outings to one with higher intensity. You don’t say […]