Category Archives: Technique

Prygl Rowing Camps for rowing technique

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Are you a Masters rower who wants to boost his technique under the guidance of world class coaches? Are you interested in getting hands-on experience with rowing data analysis tools? Are you looking for a different rowing camp? Are you interested in combining a week of rowing with a city trip to Vienna, Prague, or […]

Rowing wrist injuries

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Getting injured sucks and more importantly, most rowing injuries are “over-use” types.  Which means they develop slowly over time and are hard to overcome because when you come back to training, the possibility of recurrence is high. Rules for Rowing Injuries Always get treatment FAST Rest and ice is not treatment (until after you do […]

Elbow position at the finish in sculling

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Hey there Rebecca , hope you are doing well, I really enjoy your rowing articles in “ rowperfect “ …I’m rowing about 25 miles a week now and I believe my technique is getting much better….however in all the posts I’ve read I have not come across intel on where to properly position your elbows […]

Drill to teach correct feather technique

Good posture, sweep rowing, at finish rowing

Following up from our article on Feathering on the recovery, Ian Smith, a reader sent us this super advice. The Half Feather exercise An exercise I have tried in both sculling and sweep is as follows. When the rower reaches the release point ie the bottom rib area, half feather and hold the blade at 45* […]

Masters pre-race practice

So the FISA Masters is coming up and you are getting crews together and reviewing the entries. Time for your personal investment in improving your racing. 1k Race Planning Everyone has a variation on their race plan –  do a good start, plan a push at 250 and a big one at 500m gone then […]

Simple boat stabilisation for beginners

Wraptor Balance component parts novice sculling

The Wraptor Balance is an amazing tool for teaching beginners how to row and scull.  It saves coaches time, saves the club money, and enables athletes to learn handling the oars faster. Wraptor Balance is a flotation device that straps onto the stern of a rowing boat to aide stability.  It works on single sculls […]

Correcting sculling wrist fault

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I have a habit of letting the oar collar slip slightly loose from the rigger on stroke side, despite applying thumb pressure. I have not been able to correct this despite all attempts. I am wondering if it may be connected to a different problem on bow side, where I have a habit of rowing […]

How to find your rowing strengths and weaknesses

A coaching mnemonic for rowers Over the years I have coached all age groups and have used the mnemonic F.I.T to help focus minds and discover where the strengths and weaknesses are in particular rowers. I have a board in the boathouse that I use to address both new and developing rowers. It asks the […]

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 […]

I cannot sit straight in a rowing boat

I have been sculling for about two years now nearly always in a single scull. When I started in crew boats a few weeks ago I realised that I am leaning my back to the rIght and because of this my left shoulder is higher than my right. The thing is I can’t sit straight […]