Category Archives: Training

My Social Distancing Rowing Experience

COVID-19 generated many ideas how to comply with the social distancing measures. Here just two example. A disappointed ladies crew and a US Club trying to overcome the COVID-19 hurdles. Rowing While Maintaining Social Distance Maintaing social distance – it could work. Well, She came back to reality at the club house. The eight was […]

Beirut Rowing Center destroyed

We would like to read this post,Tony G. has posted a few hours ago on our Master Rowing international Facebook page.  2 days ago a massive explosion happened in Beirut’s harbor (Photocredit: Lebanon School of Rowing). Following the international press, some 300,000 people left temporarily homeless after the blast made their homes uninhabitable. Half of […]

Foot-Stretcher Angle in Rowing Shells (Part 2)

This is the second post about our foot stretcher settings (read part 1 here). We have answered Rons’s question a few days ago about an optimal stretcher height position. Today we will give you some advice for the optimal foot stretcher angle. In case you are looking for more rigging information check our general guide […]

Foot-Stretcher Angle in Rowing Shells (Part 1)

Tom, my wife and me share a double. Our food stretcher height set up is very different. I tent to have it at the highest position to have an optimal foot force. Am I mistaken? – Ronald Rowperfect has posted plenty of suggestions about the perfect rigging for people of different heights. The right set […]

Book Review: The Mind’s Eye by James C. Joy

The Minds Eye book, Jimmy joy, rowing psychology

The Mind’s Eye: The Evolution of the Athletes’ Skills and Consciousness The Mind’s Eye describes a successful method in the implementation of a mental training program for rowers. Published in 2009 the book reveals “the core of the mental training methods used by Jimmy Joy from his time training under the master coach Bob Fitzpatrick […]

“There’s no better feeling than making a life-changing impact.” – Interview with Jack Beaumont (Part 4)

Jack Beaumont is a British rower who represented Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. This is part 4 of his exclusive interview with Ashwyn Lall, founder of Ash’s Sports Talk. Jack shares his journey to the Olympic final, his views on planning for life after sport, developing a positive mindset, and his views […]

Rowing as a Workout for Women

Rowing for Women

Rowing as a workout offers women numerous health benefits. This includes burning calories and building muscles without placing significant stress on the joints. The body adapts to the stress of exercise. Therefore a woman that is consistent with her rowing workouts will likely notice changes throughout her entire body.   A Muscular Frame The rower […]

The Rowing Mind – Performance Under Pressure (Part 3)

The Rowing Mind - Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

This is part three of Katherine Sparks’ blog series on “The Rowing Mind – Performance Under Pressure”. Katie is an ESRC-funded sport psychology doctoral student at the University of Birmingham. She is a lover of all things rowing-related, as well as a passionate writer working to bridge the gap between academia and practice (read part […]

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 […]