Coaches Challenge

Coaches Challenge

San Remo, ITALY, Qualification Races, men’s quadruple sculls M4X+, San Malo, rowing on the open sea. 2008 FISA Coastal World Championships. Photo by Peter Spurrier. http://www.rowingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Coaches-Challenge.m4a Can you identify the...
Stretching hip flexors for rowing

Stretching hip flexors for rowing

Found this really useful article on the Growing Bodies blog about hip flexors. Hip Flexor Stretches Photo Credit: Growing Bodies Blog The writer explains that they get tight and also “overactivity” in the hip flexor. Overactivity means you are using your hip flexors...
Squat technique

Squat technique

Squat technique is difficult to learn. Using Innovative clothing that maps your body you can see more clearly how you move and learn the correct lifting technique faster. The Team at 776BC design performance clothing.  They have markers on the outside so it’s easier...
Oarsmanship

Oarsmanship

In rowing and sculling, there are two types of people: The first type, even when he has reasonable evidence to believe that he is the best boat-mover in his crew, always wonders if he is worthy of rowing with his boatmates, and sets about every day to be an oarsman...
A Collection Of Rowing Quotes

A Collection Of Rowing Quotes

“Rowers do more before 8am than most people do all day.” “Real athletes row. Everyone else just plays games.” “The oars gave me power, but also taught me humility.” “Winning medals is good, racing is better, loving the sport is best!” “Glory is in the team not the...
Henley Royal – the delights and the quirks

Henley Royal – the delights and the quirks

Reporting on a Royal Regatta which I have not frequented for several years gives the benefit of perspective granted by distance. I enjoy the ritual and am simultaneously irritated by some of the rules. Gentlemen were allowed to take off their jackets because the...
Systems at Work

Systems at Work

After what was, for many, a prolonged winter, spring racing season arrived. Dual meets, scrimmages and smaller-scale regattas allowed crews to get some racing experience under their belts; novices had their first taste of lining up in the blocks. It didn’t take long,...
Will you race FISA Masters this year?

Will you race FISA Masters this year?

There are three months to go before race day!  If you need a training programme, get Marlene Royle’s 1k Racing program and Will Ruth’s 1k Strength Training Program for your crew. 1k Racing Program on water and strength and conditioning Both are written as a 3 month...
I cannot sit straight in a rowing boat

I cannot sit straight in a rowing boat

This post is also available in: Deutsch (German) I have been sculling for about two years now nearly always in a single scull. When I started in crew boats a few weeks ago I realised that I am leaning my back to the rIght and because of this my left shoulder is higher...
Commonwealth Beach Sprint Rowing Regatta

Commonwealth Beach Sprint Rowing Regatta

There’s an exciting new format for rowing races called Beach Sprint Rowing.  RowingChat interviewed Guin Batten and she talked about improving the “excitement factor” with a race concept that includes a lot of “jeopardy”.  This is now the first ever 2018 Commonwealth...