Category Archives: Technique

Coaching Crew – Seven Bricks of Wisdom

A guest post by Bob Greatorex: I can add little to the extensive literature available on training techniques so will address areas less often discussed. Often analogies are useful and I advise crews to break challenges down into component parts.  I call it the ‘Brick Wall Analogy’.  Lay one brick at a time.  If each […]

A few tips from some of the best rowers

Some of the best rowers will soon gather. We’re just a few month before the Tokyo Olympics, which will be a thrilling spectacle for rowing enthusiasts. Rowing is a sport that a lot of people take on in their personal lives, either for exercise or for the sake of competition. But as a spectator sport […]

Teaching timing to rowing beginners

I lead a class teaching learn to row to adult beginners. It was too windy to row that weekend and so we ended up in the gym. Take a look at the videos showing what we did. I paired an experienced rower with a beginner Each pair held a one meter long piece of plastic […]

Proper Breathing in Rowing

Breathing is something that we do every day and most of us don’t even think about when and how we breathe. Breathing process moves air in and out of the lungs to allow diffusion of oxygen and carbon dioxide. We as human beings require oxygen at cellular level for our body to function. The respiratory […]

How to row faster with just 30 minutes training

How anybody can make you row faster in only 30 minutes? What is the secret? Focus on 2 key things There are two things that make you go faster at any given rate and both are related to your power curve or power application. We all should know that the only thing that makes the […]

Principles of Fast Learning: How to Row Faster

Emma sent us a great question: “How to maximise your training sessions on the water to become very good really quickly?” Dear Emma, learning quick is not so easy. Most of our rowing exercises need time. But there are some general rules to improve a quick learning ability: Principles of fast learning Find someone with […]

Rowing Prognostic Times – Part 1 – What Are Prognostic Times?

How to use prognostic times coaching rowing How fast do my crews have to be to win a gold medal? Today, we were thinking of reposting some of our experts post written a while ago. Rowperfect had started a series of blog posts on “prognostic” or “gold standard” times.  Written by sports science expert, Ainhoa […]

Antiphase Crew Rowing – more scientific research

Further results show: Antiphase crew rowing might turn out to be faster! New researches made in Holland indicate that Antiphase Rowing might be a good thing: “If everyone rows at the same time, the boat will – with every stroke – pause for a while”, explains movement scientist Laura Cuijpers of the University of Groningen, […]

Slide bites, rowers bum and calf skin protection

Slide bites or how to spot a rower walking down the street . . . Ok, picture this – it’s summertime.  You’re walking downtown and ahead of you is a girl (or guy – you choose): tall, bronzed, lean, athletic-looking . . .she’s looking good and you cast your eye downwards to the flick of […]

Dyneema Calf Skin protection: So popular

Announcing our Rowperfect Dyneema Calf Skin protection Dyneema Calf Skin Protection for rowing …  is necessary when the boat comes into contact with delicate skin! We have been searching for quiet some time to find out about the right material for calf skin protection: When you check the market, you might find calf skin protection […]