Help! Our daughter hates ergs

Canada university rowing: Photo Credit Trent University

Following our article Why do Rowers Fear the Erg, we got several comments including this story.  The author would like answers so please comment. I have a very different and specific case of Erg Hate that I am hoping I can get some input on finding a solution to. Please bear with me as this […]

RowingChat: Rowing Technique as you Age

Marlene will talk about how to adapt your rowing and sculling technique so that you can continue to make technical gains while managing physical compromises or injuries. The discussion will address posture, joint protection, range of motion, and a system of body support throughout the stroke cycle. Also, rigging tips to help you maintain effectiveness […]

Vesta Member *screams* at HORR

The Cancer Research UK Boat Races

Jock McKerrell a member at Vesta Rowing Club, Putney, writes in Row360 about the crazy date situation for the 2018 Tideway Eights head races and the Boat Race. THE FUTURE OF THAMES TIDEWAY RACES FOR EIGHTS? There are three head of the river races run on the Thames tideway between Chiswick and Putney on weekends […]

Winners from Rowers Rub testing promo

Rowing blister prevention

We’re delighted to announce the two winners in our Rowers Rub test contest, Kelda Wood and Jane Fitzsimons. For those of you who didn’t enter or didn’t win, we have a small consolation –  FREE SHIPPING promotion on Blister Prevention Bundle for worldwide addresses. Use the Coupon Code “blister-b-gone” to get free shipping.   Get free shipping […]

Guest Blog: Winter Workouts: Why do Rowers Fear the Erg?

When your friends complain about waking up early for their life rowperfect funny friday for rowers

I am really frustrated by our sport when it comes to the erg being viewed as a torture device rather than a helpful tool that people can enjoy. This negative mindset, which is extremely contagious, plagues the sport, preventing athletes from training to their potential and possibly serving as one of the reasons that careers […]

How long should I train on the erg?

BJSM lower back pain rowers

I’m trying to locate an article from some months back, with no luck. It was written by an Irish woman rower, who also was an exercise physiologist or with some other credentials. The thrust of it was about caution by Masters, and us Veterans, when using ergs for long periods of time, and a greater […]

Do I REALLY need to do long distance training?

Is it tough to really row slow? I call it Aerobic Discipline. If so, find out why those low intensity, long distance sessions are a must for your high performance racing months from now. Today, an e-mail message from a master rower read, “Marlene, I have done that 90-minute piece on the erg three times […]

Olympian Gold Medalist Rower wants Ninja Warrior in Olympics

Susan Francia on American Ninja Warrior

Olympic gold medalist Susan Francia wasn’t ready to slow down after she retired from the US women’s eight rowing team.  Winning two gold medals at the Summer Olympics and setting a world record at the 2006 World Rowing Championships and the 2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup II, Francia has been used to living at a […]

Coxmate Audio review from Sudbury RC

coxmate audio amplification for rowing

And here’s a review from Sudbury Rowing Club who tried the Coxmate Audio amplifier. The audio only version obviously does not have a rate meter, but we were doing a UT2 outing with 2 1500m pieces at 28 so my stroke-man had the GPS unit for that outing and I then used it in the […]