Category Archives: Rowing Hack

Rowing Hat Wear: How To Clean Your Rowing Cap

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Wearing a rowing hat is perfect for keeping your face shaded on a sunny day. But most of us know that sweat and dirt will soon leave our protection dirty and filthy. Buy a new one? Don’t know how to clean it? Unfortunately, you cannot put it into the laundry as easy as the rest […]

Calculation of training times in rowing

Our training on the water has become more intensive. Unfortunately we have very different current conditions on the river depending on the season. One week ago we had an interesting topic in our Master C eight: If we row our units against the current, we find much higher times than downstream. This is clear to […]

ProW Seat Pad – YouTube Review

Last week’s Monday post discussed how the Citius Remex ProW seat pad is great for relieving pain in your hamstring and glute when rowing. We want to share a detailed unboxing review for you brought to you by PDP – Push it – Don’t Pull it / Indoor Rowing Classes (see more of their videos […]

Rowing Pad Helps to Alleviate Hamstring Pain

Denmark’s Sverri Nielsen the single sculler uses the ProW Seat Pad while racing at one of the past Luzern World Cups. You can see the pink pad taped to his scull seat top on our cover image. What you can’t see are the wedges inserted underneath the pad which lift up your pelvis off the […]

Can’t get enough – Rowers Rub

In the classic tradition Rowers Rub came about when, as a rower, I couldn’t find an effective answer to the chafing and sores caused by hard training and endurance events. I wanted something that was both natural and environmentally friendly but would also continue to work over long or intense sessions. Rowing traditional fixed seat […]

RowingHack: GoPro mount

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My mate Cameron is a dab hand with a hack saw and a spanner.  He made himself a mount for his Go-Pro camera which fixes onto his single scull foot stretcher. It has the additional benefit of using up any old broken, bent back stays which are lying round in the club house!   Rowperfect […]

RowingHack: broken oars become trestles

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I am Captain of Taunton Rowing Club. As an inventor I am always formulating new ideas and ways of recycling and reducing waste. Carbon fibre can now be reprocessed, but is not widely spread yet. Knowing Rowperfect has a list of “Rowing Hacks” I wanted to submit my own. Anyway, I thought you might like […]

Rowing physiotherapists are essential

Following up on our post about rowing seat pad stops hamstring pain, we had expert comments from Rowing Expert Physiotherapist, Greg Spooner. I’m a US-based physiotherapist in San Diego, California (RowPhysio.com), and I’ve had this very discussion many times with my client pool of rowing athletes who come to me from all over the USA […]

RowingHack: Resistance training

Tennis ball sliced for boat tie

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 […]