3 Tips for Better Rowing Technique

 

There’s nothing we love more than getting a juicy question in our social media DMs or blog comments. Like this one:

 

“I’ve been rowing for a while and I know I’ve developed some bad habits that I need to shake. Help!”

 

Does that one resonate with you?

 

If it does and you’re feeling a little “meh” about your rowing stroke, know that you’re in good company!

 

We all feel this way sometimes, or even a lot of the time.

 

Congratulations, you’re a rower!

 

Just like in golf, get a bunch of rowers around a table and, most likely even before the first pint of beer is empty, the conversation will make its way to technique.

 

From novice to Olympian, it’s “I’m not getting my hands away fast enough at the finish,” “I want to connect better at the catch,” etc. etc. [Actual statements heard from the mouths of super-seasoned veterans.]

 

3 EPIC TIPS TO HELP YOU ROW LIKE A BOSS

 

That’s awesome, you may be saying, but what do I actually DO??

 

To answer the question of how to fix a broken rowing stroke we called in an expert: UCanRow2 / Concept2 Master Instructor Cassi Niemann, a 20-year rowing and coaching veteran, trainer of rowing instructors and creator of our RowReady course.

 

Whether it’s your stroke you’re working on or your students’, the right approach is to go back to the basics.

 

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Generating Power on the Rowing Machine

Updated Sept. 25, 2018

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How’s your rowing workout been lately? Would you like to get more of the benefits of rowing machine workouts?  We hear all the time from people who say they’re not performing as well as they’d like.  They want to get their times down and their meters up but they’re not sure how to do that.

 

The difference between a good workout and a great one is in how you apply power on every stroke.  That’s true whether your goals are getting a PR on your next 2K, losing 20 lbs. or simply making the most of the time you have on the machine.

 

In this video, UCanRow2 founder Terry Smythe shows you how to use your monitor to gauge your power output.  She also gives you a drill that will help you get faster and stronger on the machine.

 

 

Rowing Technique – Generating Power from UCanRow2 on Vimeo.

 

 

Key Benefits of Rowing Machine Workouts

  • One-stop shopping workout: Rowing is a total-body workout
  • Non-impact: It works virtually every muscle on every stroke, with no impact
  • It meets you where you are – if you can hold a handle and pull, the rowing machine can probably be modified to fit your needs
  • It takes you as far as you want to go – From easy, relaxing rows to some of the toughest competition in sport, the rowing machine is there for you.
  • You’re never too old to row: No matter your age, there’s a rowing record in your category, and since the machine is gentle on the joints, there really is no limit to when you can start rowing
  • Cross training: Rowing is great cross-training, and a great break, for athletes who do other sports.  Running, triathlon, skiing, cycling and more.
  • Weight loss: Because the rowing machine is non-impact, and offers such a great variety of workout options, it’s perfect for people who want to lose weight, a little or a lot.

 

What questions do you have about building more power in your stroke and workouts?  Post them in the comments below and we’ll answer!

 

Want workouts that put this all together for you, in a downloadable package that’s ready to take to the gym or your home rowing machine?  Check out our Meter Monster and Flywheel Frenzy rowing workout programs.

 

How to generate power on the rowing machine - a drill to help you row faster from https://ucanrow2.com Try this technique on these FREE low-impact rowing workouts: http://bit.ly/GetFlywheelFit #rowingworkouts #row #rowing #crossfit #wod #lowimpactworkout #rowingtechnique #fitness

 

For Further Reading:

Ramp Up Your Rowing Workout With Undefined Rest

10 Indoor Rowing Workouts to Kill 10K

Interval Workout of the Day: Ramp it Up