How to improve my erg time?


My daughter has just started rowing and is disappointed with her rowing erg time, how can she improve?

Children on rowing machines
Children on rowing machines. Image: Tregoze Primary School

The short answer to your daughter’s dilemma is to practice, practice, practice.

As a new learner, a lot of improvement will come from building up physical adaptations i.e. training muscles and getting stronger.

The longer answer is that some technique coaching, a training programme and more practice will also help.

You don’t say how old she is – but you should beware children wanting to train too hard on the Concept2 as it can strain muscles and her back without careful guidance, particularly if she’s still growing.

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