New Masters Rowing advice series

By Rebecca Caroe

We’re very excited to be publishing the Faster Masters products now in individual chapter form.  Having got feedback from our readers, we realise that some people would prefer to buy what they need NOW rather than a full Faster Masters membership programme. And so today we’re releasing each episode from Faster Masters Gold membership individually. […]

How to find your Maximum Heart Rate for Rowing

By Rebecca Caroe

How do I get my RP3 monitor to pick up a HR from my Garmin HR monitor reading? I can get the RP3 monitor display for HR, but no pulse! How do I synchronize the devices? Thank you! Seems you need a Polar Bluetooth to sync with Android tablet.  I have tried two different Polar […]

Rowing Data collection – what should I measure?

By Rebecca Caroe

We interviewed Steve Ludlow from the SAS Institute platform innovation team.  They are  the Official Analytics Partner of British Rowing and the GB Rowing Team. What data does rowing create? British Rowing creates vast quantities of data including the biomechanics from sensors on the water (recording 20 datapoints a second) down to medical data on the athletes […]

2k ergo test

The dawn of verified erg scores

By Rebecca Caroe

Ever been tempted to be “economical with the truth” about your erg score?  This is probably the most important innovation for rowing this year….. The dawn of verified ergo scores When I started rowing, smartphones didn’t exist and the Nokia 3310 definitely could only play snake. Fast forward 13 years we now have smartphones capable […]

Preparing for Rowing Training Camp

By Rebecca Caroe

You’re off for a rowing training camp during the holidays. What should you expect? What will the coaches be doing? What should you do to succeed? What should you pack? Rowperfect has the answers. Start with the rowing training First consider how much training you are going to be doing.  Many camps train 3 times per day.  Some […]

New sub-max test to predict 2k score

By Rebecca Caroe

From the National Strength and Conditioning Association  Abstract: Otter, RTA, Brink, MS, Lamberts, RP, and Lemmink, KAPM. A new submaximal rowing test to predict 2,000-m rowing ergometer performance. J Strength Cond Res 29(9): 2426–2433, 2015— The purpose of this study was to assess predictive value of a new submaximal rowing test (SmRT) on 2,000-m ergometer rowing […]

Tips on preparing for 6k erg test

By Rebecca Caroe

I have a 6k test this week – any advice on preparing for it? Yes, plan the following Know your target time and associated split if you want someone yelling at you (tell them what you like) practice three things – get off the start and onto your target split fast – pushes to get […]