Category Archives: Training

Vlad Timinski (CAN) 1k race video

GoPro in single scull rowing 2k

This is his first 2k race of the year – it’s clearly cold and so I wouldn’t expect fast times.  I think he did about 7.37. What’s interesting is his breathing – you can hear him inhale at the catch and exhale at the finish.  This implies that he inhales again during the recovery.  Is […]

When sleep is not giving rowing recovery

Athlete asleep

I have a question involving rowing recovery. Basically I hate going to bed sore and waking up feeling worse, and I’m wondering what is the best position to sleep in and how to potentially use pillows as support for my traps lats and lower back? We took this question from a reader to our expert […]

Gig rowers “arse” cure

It’s the start of the Gig Racing Season and you are both loving and hating it. Why?  Well the strain on your body is tough – blisters, sore fingers, “gigger’s arse” and other ailments are happening and you probably wish they’d go away. We can’t promise a magic wand but Rowperfect has a bunch of […]

Transitioning novice rowers from head to regatta racing

MSU Novice Rowers

I am the novice development captain for my rowing club and I am currently thinking ahead, to regatta season. I was wondering what is best for the novices (on the erg) when it comes to transitioning from head to regatta season?  In terms of the novice winter training, they mainly did UT2’s to get used to […]

Training Camp Venues – let’s make a big list

We know that there are great places around the world where you can go on training camp. Can the Rowperfect global community help us create a master list of places, contacts and recommendations? We’ve started creating a list with the help of Ming Zou (who added the Chinese column headings). Please review and edit and […]

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: RowingStronger.com

Hello, Rowperfect readers! Will Ruth aka “Strength Coach Will” here from StrengthCoachWill.com, 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 […]