6 Ways to help your blisters

6 Ways to help your blisters

What happens if despite your best efforts you finish the row with a new set of blisters? Rowing blisters are our most common injury.  Many are the theories and practices but here’s what I do and what I advise my athletes to do: The blister is still raised and filled with fluid.  Use a sterilised needle (pour over boiling water or dip in meths) to pierce the blister and drain the fluid. Press the blister flat and apply some antiseptic…

Stretching after Touring

Sophie Mackenzie runs through her chosen stretches for rowers who have tired legs and tight muscles.  This is a sequence you can do after rowing – best tried as a crew. Sophie rowed for New Zealand and is a double world champion in LW2x.  She published her Stretching Poster for Rowers in April. Downward dog – hamstrings   – Picture 1 Downward dog is probably one of the greatest full body stretches. One of the main target muscle groups are the…

When sleep effects rowing

When sleep effects rowing

I have a question involving rowing recovery. Basically I hate going to bed sore and waking up feeling worse, and I’m wondering what is the best position to sleep in and how to potentially use pillows as support for my traps lats and lower back? We took this question from a reader to our expert rowing coach advisors. Mike Davenport (Coach and rigger) advises I’m thinking that it’s more than a “position” issue, and maybe structural or muscular. I suggest…

How to take care of your feet after rowing

How to take care of your feet after rowing

The feet first approach  There’s a reason behind the well developed stereotype a rowing teams and sliders – your feet need it after all that time spent in the boat! Whether it’s down to the stresses and strains [1] placed on your joints while you’re competing, the many hours spent with your feet in shared shoes during training, or the time spent wading in and out of the river which has doubtless left you damp on a number of occasions…

Rowing Gear- Wash and Waterproof

Wash and waterproofed? How to waterproof your functional  rowing gear What is going on with my rowing gilet. After washing, the impregnation is all gone. No hydrophobic effect. Water pures to my skin. Everybody knows it- rowing gear and functional clothing are washed and the impregnation is gone. But: Here is what experts say: Functional gear can be washed , evenb should be washed after wearing it 10-15 times.  What do I have to do so that my functional clothing…

Spray or Wash – What impregnates better?

Spray or Wash – What impregnates better?

Spray or wash Again and again I get angry about the loss of impregnation when I wash my rowing clothes. I already have the topic with my rain gear or ski clothes. What do I do with functional clothing? How should I reactivate the impregnation? Basically there are two approaches: Wash in or spray on.   if necessary Impregnating detergent Impregnation spray Time to impregnate? First after washing in a separate wash or as a combined solution After drying How…

Does age play a role in rowing?

Does age play a role in rowing?

Rowing and age The age in a rowing boat doesn’t matter. Take a look at the FISA Master Regattas … the participants are 90 years old and older. FISA has recently expanded its categories and added an additional age group. Rowing tours usually have participants in the age groups from 45 to 75 years. Volker from Rowing in Europe reported about a guest at the age of 80. He was one of the most active people in the tour boat.…

World Tour Rowing – You join the Travel experts.

World Tour Rowing – You join the Travel experts.

Rowing in Europe is an international Rowing and Travel Organization with hubs in the USA and Switzerland. The organization is managed by Volker Fritz. Volker started rowing in the late seventies as a junior and rowed in several regatta events. Today he coaches the recreational rowers in his home club. For several years he has participated in recreational tours and now organizes rowing tours for recreational and tour rowers. Our tours are guided by experienced guides only. Our partners guides…

Join our rowing centers in Europe and the United States

Join our rowing centers in Europe and the United States

We want you to enjoy our Rowing Camp. All participants should return to their home destination with a fantastic memory of rowing experiance and an unforgettable vacation time. We have choosen Italy and Portugal as prime destinations in Europe. Best places to combine rowing with vacation. Both places are probably the most wanted countries for rowing camps in Europe. Exquisite accomodation at all price levels and perfect rowing water. Most partaking participants bring their partners for enjoyable daytrips and enjoy…

Rudern bei Gewitter – besser nicht

Rudern bei Gewitter – besser nicht

Eine Diskussion über das obige Foto hat uns zum Grübeln gebracht und in einem online Forum nach ein paar Tips gesucht: Wenn sich Gewitter beim Rudern nähert gibt es drei Faktoren, die bestimmen, wo ein der Blitz einschlagen wird: 1) höhere Objekte 2) wie isoliert ist das Objekt 3) besonders spitze Form Der Weg, den ein Blitz von der Wolke zum Boden zurücklegt (technisch: Impedanz) kann sehr verworren sein. Meist treffen Blitze eher hohe, isolierte, spitze Objekte. Aber dafür gibt…