Category Archives: Training

Top Bat Logic Quick Release Shoe System in Rowing

Announcing the top Bat Logic Quick Release Rowing shoe system: designed by rowers for rowers.  We loved BAT Logic and their Project B shoes. We have seen them in Lucerne, Glasgow, Linz and many other FISA regattas. BAT Logic Systems are one of the best Systems you can find on the market. Their equipment is built for […]

Creatine-performance increase for Athletes?

Is there a performance increase for athletes through taking creatine? Many rowers wonder how they can improve their performance. Is there anything besides the ergo and the gym that they can use to increase muscle growth or performance? Rowperfect has explored this topic and has looked more closely at creatine. Creatine is highly regarded as […]

Rowing and the “keto” diet

Quote from Andrew Hamilton via Christopher George.  This is about the Ketogenic (keto) Diet for endurance athletes. “One longer-term low-carbohydrate approach that appears to be becoming more popular with athletes trying to increase fat burning is the use of a very low-carbohydrate, high fat diet – also known as the “keto diet”. The keto diet […]

Rowing Nutrition products now available

nutrition category

We have worked hard to find a good supplier of nutrition and recovery products suitable for endurance sports – like rowing. Sponser Nutrition products are now listed in our shop under a new category “Nutrition”. Sponser Nutrition Range The diverse range of products includes Red Beet Vitinox, Recovery Drink mixes, Liquid Energy gels (perfect for […]

Sport nutrition for a 17 year old girl

Apart from the 3 square meals per day, how can my 17 yr old daughter a competitive rower , what protein shakes can she have to increase her performance & bulk do you recommend? What foods does she need to eat and what portions she does train 6 times per week. Great question. I”m not […]

5 Exercises to Make You a Better Rower, Part 1

It is my philosophy that the weight-room is for building strength and health, not for high-rep light-weight “endurance” circuits or overly specific sports training. I recommend that rowers stick to the water, the erg, or the bicycle to develop endurance that will actually carry over to rowing, and leave the 20+ rep circuits out of […]

9 Rowing Coaching Drills

rowing stroke cycle technique

Rowing drills and exercises aim to isolate each part of the ‘stroke cycle’ in order to assist coaches in successfully communicating the different stroke variation technique to athletes. By experiencing part of the ‘learning’ in the static environment of a rowing machine with a force curve to illustrate good execution before doing it in a […]

Exercise while being sick?

I got an email from a former athlete asking a question about getting ill while training. Dear Rebecca, I remember you mentioning something about the relationship between your resting heartrate and your current wellbeing. It was about two years ago when you told me to remind you so that you could send me the link […]

Are there born champions?

What does it take to become world-beating – or just very good at sport? Do we inherit our talents, are we born champions or can someone teach us to be a winner? This great book by British and Commonwealth table tennis champion, Matthew Syed takes personal experience and sports science to unravel the answers – […]