Through my rowing journey, I’ve come up against many peaks and troughs over the years, and one of the biggest troughs I find is injury. Consequentially, preventing injuries is an important part of my rowing training, and one of the best ways to do that is by improving mobility.
Hi everyone, I’m Petra, and today, I wanted to talk about a common type of warm-up exercise or improvement method called pick drills.
I’m not surprised that you care about improving your rowing split time–it’s the biggest number on the erg monitor after all! Seriously, though, the split also happens to hold the secret to powering up your stroke.
Hello, everyone, I’m Laura Tanley, a certified indoor rowing coach and erg instructor, an experienced on-the-water rower, and a licensed physiotherapist. Today, I’m going to talk about the basics of indoor rowing workouts and the best rowing drills for beginners.
Many rowers who leave the sport often cite injury as their main reason for leaving – back pain being one of the major complaints.
It is a common misconception that moving your body faster up and down the slide with a higher stroke rate will provide a better workout and make you a faster, better or more powerful rower.
It’s a pressing question that many people ask. For the most part, what motivates people to stick to a fitness regimen is their need to either keep themselves in top form or shed off unwanted calories. Rowing can undoubtedly help you burn calories, but is it possible to lose fat on your stomach area on a rowing machine? We know that to burn belly fat is notoriously a difficult task to do, so we understand your concern.
Like a lot of people, maybe you set two goals for yourself this year. Losing weight and rowing every day. You might be committed to the second half, but somehow, that stubborn weight just refuses to fall off! Why is that?
Slides are a fantastic indoor rowing accessory that can support you in making huge technical gains, including a quicker catch, better body weight control, and improved technique at rate. Yet, many people still don’t know what slides are and how they provide more training options.
The 5000m and 6000m tests are staples of winter training throughout the indoor rowing world. In the US, the focus tends to compete in the slightly longer 6K, whereas the rest of the world tend to centre on the 5K test.
The 2K erg test is the gold standard of measuring rowing performance and usually performed on the Concept 2 indoor rowing machine. Times across the world are regularly compared by rowers and rowing coaches alike.
It’s a fact that rowing machines offer a total body workout. When using proper technique, the majority of the benefits go to your legs, back muscles, and abs, as the muscles of the arms and forearms are only there to offer support and draw in at the finish.
High intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts are a fantastic way to burn calories and are great for fat loss, and the rowing machine is perfect for this type of workouts.