Why rowers should avoid bench pull

By Rebecca Caroe

Why are you so against bench pulls?  Will Ruth is the author of Rowing Stronger.  He Writes Bench pull is a less effective exercise for rowing and muscular development than many other pulling exercises, plus it has a very high injury risk for an already-too-common rowing injury. Low specificity to rowing. There’s never a point […]

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 and the “keto” diet

By Rebecca Caroe

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 […]

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RowingHack: Resistance training

By Rebecca Caroe

Loading up your work is a great way to gain strength and skill in a rowing boat.  Having a bungee or rope under the hull gives an easy way to create extra loading on the athletes.  This can be used for all ages of rower and all expertise levels. The resistance slows down the boat […]

Performance Psych for Rowing

Strength Coach Roundtable #5: Performance Psych for Rowing

By StrengthCoachWill

The Strength Coach Roundtable hosted a monster of a podcast about performance psych for rowing as we went nearly 90 minutes straight and all felt like we still had more to talk about. Will, Blake, and Joe were joined by guest Sara Hendershot for a discussion of performance psychology in rowing and how you can use […]

Proper Breathing in Rowing

By Rebecca Caroe

Breathing is something that we do every day and most of us don’t even think about when and how we breathe. Breathing process moves air in and out of the lungs to allow diffusion of oxygen and carbon dioxide. We as human beings require oxygen at cellular level for our body to function. The respiratory […]

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 […]

Sportfunder seeks feedback

By Rebecca Caroe

Craig Williamson the founder of SportFunder is seeking feedback from anyone who’s used the crowd funding for sport platform. Please help him by emailing your views Hello Sportfunders! This platform was launched back in 2012 (believe it or not!) with passion and an optimistic plan to revolutionise sport funding… Four years later, and yes, we […]

How long to get back to peak erg fitness?

By Rebecca Caroe

Hey guys, I was just wondering if anyone had a good plan for me to ease my way back into my normal volume. I had been doing a few hours of erging per day (25-30k) until mid-August, when I PR’d on my 2k. I took a few days off and was going to get back into it […]

A rowing app to set stroke rate

By Rebecca Caroe

I’m looking for an app that I can use to set the stroke rate I want to row to. Can you help please, Thanks  I think that what you are looking for is a metronome app – this will give an audible beep set to the number of counts per minute (stroke rate). Here is […]