Category Archives: Training

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 […]

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 […]

Top Bat Logic Quick Release Shoe System in Rowing

Announcing the top Bat Logic Quick Release Rowing shoe system: designed by rowers for rowers.  We loved BAT Logic and their Project B shoes. We have seen them in Lucerne, Glasgow, Linz and many other FISA regattas. BAT Logic Systems are one of the best Systems you can find on the market. Their equipment is built for […]

Creatine-performance increase for Athletes?

Is there a performance increase for athletes through taking creatine? Many rowers wonder how they can improve their performance. Is there anything besides the ergo and the gym that they can use to increase muscle growth or performance? Rowperfect has explored this topic and has looked more closely at creatine. Creatine is highly regarded as […]

Rowing and the “keto” diet

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 […]