My daughter has just started rowing and is disappointed with her rowing erg time, how can she improve?
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.
Articles on improving erg scores
However, I’ve compiled a few articles we wrote which may help her improve
- How can I improve my erg score a general advice article
- 2k maximum ergo training techniques if she does 2k tests, this may help
- And if you’re feeling like spending your Christmas bonus on her, here’s a better way of getting faster (both on water and on the Concept2) How to drop your 2k score by 4 seconds per 500m