I get sculling blisters on my left hand, why?

By Rebecca Caroe

Hello, I am a relatively novice sculler (18 months) and I get blisters only on the left hand. What does that mean? Does it tell something I should stop from doing ? Thanks Your blisters are a sign of your grip on the oar handle.  If you get blisters only on one hand, you’re holding […]

Help I am moving my steering toe too much

By Rebecca Caroe

I am the steersman for my crew.  And I find that I am moving my toe steering too much. I have a really bad habit of getting a good point originally, but then moving my feet without noticing and going towards port. I’ve asked about locking the toe steering but my coach isn’t a fan. […]

How Thames Rowing Club used RPs to win Henley Royal

By Rebecca Caroe

Thames Rowing Club in London are in the process of continuing to upgrade the club ergos to RP3 rowing machines.  Their Head Coach, Ben Lewis, sent us this video about their 2015 win at Henley Royal Regatta last summer.  He credits the RPs as an integral part of the crew’s training regime which led them […]

Rowing back injury mobility stretches

By Rebecca Caroe

We published the ebook Managing and Avoiding Back Injury earlier in the month and have updated it with three additional T-Spine Mobility stretches kindly supplied by Blake Gourlay. If you have already purchased the book – go into your Rowperfect Shop account and you can download it again – you’ll find page 17 includes these […]

Masters rowers – want to get faster?

By Rebecca Caroe

Announcing Faster Masters the Rowing Coaching membership service for masters rowers and scullers developed with expert coach Marlene Royle.. It is called Faster Masters and will launch to the public on 1 October 2016. What is Faster Masters? The programme is 7 “lessons” each comprising a video and transcript plus some additional guides written as pdf ebooks. […]

New book – Marlene Royle’s ‘Tip of the Blade’

By Rebecca Caroe

Announcing a new addition to our shop in the ebooks section, Marlene Royle’s Tip of the Blade.  Over 300 pages of expert advice, detailed technique and insights into self-improvement for athletes and coaches of our sport. Marlene was a guest on RowingChat when she focused on Masters Rowing.  The chapter titles showcase the depth of […]

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Coaching a long stroke in rowing

By Rebecca Caroe

Here’s how Grant Craies taught a crew a longer rowing stroke. The crew comprised two novices and a 1-year rower with the coach in bow.  While warming up, he noticed that the stroke (who was also steering) lost a lot of length every time they steered the boat. Question – how to teach the crew […]

Top 5 Worst Ways to Get Rowing Blisters rowperfect

Top 5 Worst Ways to Get Rowing Blisters

By Laura Hollar

The Most Horrific Ways to Get Rowing Blisters Nobody escapes blisters. They are the bane of our existence, as rowers. But we row hard and proudly wear our callouses earned from sustaining blister after blister. We bleed through the pain, bandage the damage, and go on because there IS no other way! 1. When you’re a beginner. […]