Category Archives: Training

Happy New Rowing Year

New year 2018, Rowing year 2018

Hey every Northern Hemisphere reader – it’s the start of the 2018-19 rowing season.  Summer break is over.  School and work are kickstarting for the autumn. Get back into rowing shape Hopefully your summer break was fun, relaxing and didn’t include lots of training.  But we all know that autumn training means long distances and […]

Crew Watch App

CrewWatch app, rowing app

Crew Watch is an app made by rowers for rowers that aims to solve many of the common struggles associated with coaching rowing. The Crew Watch team is comprised of Matthew Fournier and Patrick McVey, who have both been heavily involved in the Canadian rowing community for the past twelve years, as both athletes and […]

Rowing Camp in Varese September 2018

Rowing camp in Varese, Italy: for advanced athletes and professional coaches One of the most prestigious rowing camp venues in the world is on Lake Varese. This lake and small town in northern Italy is known for hosting international rowing regattas. And as a result, our rowing camps in Varese are top notch. Just recently, top European […]

Masters training programme – half way

Tyred Swans, Masters Rowing Club, Auckland New Zealand

I am training for our New Zealand – Masters Rowing National Championships and my crew, The Tyred Swans are all using Marlene Royle’s 1k racing training programme.  How are we doing? The overall programme is very detailed at the beginning of the book covering all types of training session so it’s clear what each session […]

Find a great Rowing Camp

Where would I find the best Rowing Camp for my needs? Let us help you to find a great rowing camp and technical clinic which suits your needs. Rowperfect is expert at finding camps suitable for you, your whole crew or your kids. Our rowing camps list is curated to meet high quality criteria including […]

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 […]

Emotional Intelligence for Coaching Rowing

Chris Shambrook: Intelligence for Coaching  Discuss the most rewarding coaching experience you ever had round the table.  What did you feel like? Emotional intelligence for coaching rowing First task Write down 4/5 words about the athletes who are easiest to coach Alongside write down 4/5 words about how you feel when coaching them Chicken or […]

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 […]

Squat technique

776BC athletic clothes, rowing clothing,

Squat technique is difficult to learn. Using Innovative clothing that maps your body you can see more clearly how you move and learn the correct lifting technique faster. The Team at 776BC design performance clothing.  They have markers on the outside so it’s easier to see how your limbs are moving and a coach can […]

Will you race FISA Masters this year?

rowing 1k training program, Marlene Royle, Will Ruth

There are three months to go before race day!  If you need a training programme, get Marlene Royle’s 1k Racing program and Will Ruth’s 1k Strength Training Program for your crew. Both are written as a 3 month training programme. FISA Masters 1k racing training plan Within these rowing training programs you will find: In […]