Category Archives: Training

Eating Breakfast for Rowers

Eating Breakfast a critical component for rowers We are not rowing presently. Still good nutrition intake is important. Some time ago, J. Castle has written about this here. Read again. Roll out of bed and eat breakfast? Yeah, right. Some rowers cringe at the idea of eating breakfast. Especially if they’re heading out for early […]

Coaching your coxswain – yes, you CAN

Bad coxing starts with poor coaching.  Improved coxing comes from an understanding of the best way to instruct.  Few coaches have been coxswains and so take a quick educational guide from a Coxswain, Chelsea Dommert, who found that she was frustrated by the un-clear instructions she got from her coach.  So she wrote the book […]

Why your race was not as good as your practice

Was your Regatta and your race disappointing?  Did your crew fail to row as well in the competition as you did during practices? You aren’t alone – Race and practice are not the same. There are many reasons why your particular crew may have failed to live up to your expectations.  Let’s run through some […]

Teaching timing to rowing beginners

I lead a class teaching learn to row to adult beginners. It was too windy to row that weekend and so we ended up in the gym. Take a look at the videos showing what we did. I paired an experienced rower with a beginner Each pair held a one meter long piece of plastic […]

Sometimes “Finding a Way to Win” Means Setting Goals Beyond Winning

THE CONTEXT: “Wait, what? Set a goal beyond winning? What other goal is there beyond winning? And, why would I set a goal other than the one I want to achieve? Besides, I was hired to win!” Believe me, I get it. And, I’ve heard it plenty of times from coaches that I’ve met at […]

Proper Breathing in Rowing

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 […]

Prognostic rowing times – Part 3 – How To Use Prognostic Times

This is the third part of our series on Prognostic Rowing Times. If you’ve missed any of the previous posts you can take a look at them here. Part 1 is about What Prognostic  Rowing Times are, and how to use them. Part 2 is about the History of Prognostic times and How to Calculate […]

Rowing Prognostic Times – Part 1 – What Are Prognostic Times?

How to use prognostic times coaching rowing How fast do my crews have to be to win a gold medal? Today, we were thinking of reposting some of our experts post written a while ago. Rowperfect had started a series of blog posts on “prognostic” or “gold standard” times.  Written by sports science expert, Ainhoa […]

Shopping List Winter Rowing Clothes

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There’s a good Rowing Reddit community and this question was posted recently – What clothes to wear in winter? I need to look into rowing kit for when I go out onto the river. As I’ve just joined I use my gym top and shorts but that just won’t do in the winter when it […]