Category Archives: Training

Rowing pace charts

Rowing training zones chart

I am reading Jack Daniels Running formula at the moment and I’m very a fan of this training philosophy for endurance work. Do you now if there are comperable tables for rowing, corresponding racepace at different distances and corresponding training Intensities for I-pace, M-pace, E-pace a.s.o?? (Referring to Daniels’ VDOT-tables) Marlene Royle answers: I am very […]

Masters 1k racing training programme

1K Racing: A 3-month training programme for athletes preparing to race 1000-metre events

We know winter isn’t over yet – but many masters rowers will be starting to look forward to summer 1k racing.  The Masters National championships and of course the FISA Masters regatta in Sarasota, FL, USA during September 2018. Today we have published our first ever training programme ebook 1K Racing – a 3 month training […]

Comparison Coxmate GPS and Rowing In Motion

Coxmate GPS compare

We got a question from a reader about comparisons between rowing speed measurement tools RIM vs Coxmate. Which would you recommend and how do they compare? Rowing in Motion versus Coxmate GPS RiM is an app which comes in two versions: for solo athletes or for teams.  It records and monitors basic data such as […]

Guest Blog: Winter Workouts: Why do Rowers Fear the Erg?

When your friends complain about waking up early for their life rowperfect funny friday for rowers

I am really frustrated by our sport when it comes to the erg being viewed as a torture device rather than a helpful tool that people can enjoy. This negative mindset, which is extremely contagious, plagues the sport, preventing athletes from training to their potential and possibly serving as one of the reasons that careers […]

New Website:

Hello, Rowperfect readers! Will Ruth aka “Strength Coach Will” here from, the Rowperfect e-book, “Rowing Stronger: Strength Training to Maximize Your Rowing Performance,” guest blogs here, and the Strength Coach Roundtable podcast on the Rowing Chat Network. I’m writing to let you all know that I’ve moved all of my rowing content to my […]

Ivan Hooper on guidance to coaches on using indoor rowing machines and injury prevention

static versus dynamic ergo

Ivan Hooper works for Rowing Australia as a Sports Science / Sports Medicine Coordinator and this is an advisory note he circulated in approx 2012. His slides are at the bottom of the page along with recommendations for rowing coaches on how to prevent injuries from rowing on ergos. Since I sent out some comments […]

Rowing Camp Venues – the best and the rest

rowing camp, venue rowing, rowing lake accommodation

Rowperfect wants to compile a list of rowing camp venues accessible from the UK. We know that a lot of people travel abroad for camps – but where are the best ones? I am a coach at Loch Lomond Rowing Club in Scotland, and am hoping to run a training camp for our juniors next […]

Magic secrets of top rowing coaches

Advanced Rowing Book

We all want to know the deep secrets of top rowing coaches.  Surely they must do things that “normal” coaches don’t do? Charles Simpson is the co-author of Advanced Rowing and shares his deeper thoughts about rowing, life and how to become a better rower and coach. Why did I choose to write this book? […]

GB Rowers get funky in ACAI Activewear

Holly NOrton, GB Rowing, ACAI ACtivewear

ACAI Activewear have teamed up with two international rowers, Karen Bennett and Holly Norton for all their training apparel needs along with sports bras. Karen and Holly have described in their own words why they have chosen to team up with ACAI and felt that they were a good match. “We have both always loved […]

Calling rowers over 85kg with leg pain

The Danish lightweight experts in rowing with leg and bottom pain have improved their rowing seat pad the ProW by adding a new model. Designed for athletes over 85 kg (mostly men) the HIGH Rowing Seat Pad ProW and the HIGH Rowing Seat pad ProW Adjustable are stiffer and higher than the regular seat pad […]