Category Archives: Masters

The best gloves for water sports – rowing gloves

Gloves are a hotly discussed theme while you’re on the water. Should I wear gloves while rowing, kayaking or while on the SUP? If you ask fitness athletes so there is a broad consensus for gloves. Top athletes and many racing athletes tend to reject gloves for water sports enthusiasts. But what are the best […]

Blister pain, and how I learned to love Rowtex hand cream

Rowperfect is always happy to receive feedback to our activities. Read below how Gareth feels about using hand cream as a rower. Rowers hands are, like runner’s feet, are subject to a great deal of punishment. Crying to your coaches or fellow rowers will bring you little or no sympathy, with the prevailing attitude of […]

Free riders in a rowing boat or what can a masters crew do with a free rider

The puddle tells the truth.(Photo Credit: Fotoclub Eggenburg) One of the glories of rowing is that a boat is only as fast as the slowest crew member. Agreed? If yes… please continue to read this post from Duncan Holland, published a while ago. Unless all the members are contributing the boat will not be fast. […]

How to carry my rowing shell

Spine Sparing Boat Carrying In this guest post Joe DeLeo, CSCS and Dr. Stuart McGill, PhD review some important environmental factors about rowing. Read their blog here:  “Earlier this year, I attended the FISA World Masters Regatta in Sarasota, Florida. During that weekend, I had the opportunity to catch up with Dr. Stuart McGill, who […]

Aligning power in a mixed masters quad

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. Several time ago, Roland Beevor wrote to us after reading the original article. Let’s share this again.  I think this issue is a good issue to explore, it addresses a big […]

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 […]