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Rowing articles with coaching insights, great workout programs and more from asensei, our coaches and contributors.

Indoor Rowing: The Ultimate Guide

Indoor Rowing: The Ultimate Guide

December 2nd, 2021 22 minute read Rowing

Indoor rowing is a fantastic and accessible sport and universally renowned as one of the most effective aerobic training tools. A typical rowing stroke is a full-body workout, demanding action from 86% of your muscles across your legs, arms, core and back.... more »

ASENSEI x Virus Apparel Collection: Now Available!

ASENSEI x Virus Apparel Collection: Now Available!

Ross Arnott Ross Arnott January 25th, 2024 2 minute read News | Rowing

We're delighted to announce the ASENSEI x Virus Apparel Collection, a range of ASENSEI branded apparel, brought to you with our partners at Virus.  This is a collection of high quality athletic clothing that you can buy in the new ASENSEI X Virus... more »

Set New Year rowing goals with asensei

Set New Year rowing goals with asensei

Alex Burgar Alex Burgar January 5th, 2024 6 minute read Rowing

Maybe you’ve been trying to get back into a fitness routine. Maybe you’ve smashed all your goals and want to push further. Maybe you’re keen to integrate exercise into your day as a way of improving your mental health. With the new year... more »

Inspiration for your home rowing gym setup

Inspiration for your home rowing gym setup

Ross Arnott Ross Arnott December 21st, 2023 14 minute read Rowing

Looking for some practical inspiration for your home rowing gym setup?   We know that a rowing machine gives a great all-body workout, but it is a large piece of kit so careful thought needs to go into where you locate it to make the most of the... more »

Proper Rowing Machine Form: Expert Tips for Indoor Rowing

Proper Rowing Machine Form: Expert Tips for Indoor Rowing

Daragh McCarthy Daragh McCarthy December 19th, 2023 10 minute read Rowing

Indoor rowing is a skillful blend of strength and precision, where mastering proper rowing machine form is key. This guide focuses on each critical component of the rowing stroke - drive, finish, recovery, and catch - emphasizing the correct form for... more »

What's a good 500m row time? Records, Tips & A Race Plan

What's a good 500m row time? Records, Tips & A Race Plan

Daragh McCarthy Daragh McCarthy December 10th, 2023 20 minute read Rowing

The 500m row is a classic test of strength, speed, and endurance, making it a staple in both rowing and general fitness communities such as Crossfit. This article aims to demystify what constitutes a good time for this challenging distance. We’ll... more »

How to choose an indoor rowing coach

How to choose an indoor rowing coach

Alex Burgar Alex Burgar December 6th, 2023 10 minute read Rowing

If you're new to indoor rowing, you might be wondering how to choose an indoor rowing coach for your needs — and personality. Coach preferences are highly personal and depend on multiple factors, and trying a bunch of different coaching styles... more »

TRAINING DAY: An indoor rowing plan to get fitter and faster

TRAINING DAY: An indoor rowing plan to get fitter and faster

Daragh McCarthy Daragh McCarthy September 4th, 2023 14 minute read Rowing

Welcome to the ‘TRAINING DAY’ Indoor Rowing Plan Are you looking for a fun and challenging way to improve your fitness and overall health? Look no further than the 'TRAINING DAY' indoor rowing plan by Johan Quie, now available in the ASENSEI... more »

Drag factor on Concept 2 + damper settings - a deep (yet brief!) dive

Drag factor on Concept 2 + damper settings - a deep (yet brief!) dive

Jess DiCarlo Jess DiCarlo August 4th, 2023 14 minute read Rowing

Not sure where to set your damper for the best workout on the rowing machine? Heard about drag factor on the Concept 2 RowErg but don't understand why it matters and how it relates to the damper setting?  In this post we take a deeper look into how... more »

What's in an asensei membership?

What's in an asensei membership?

Ross Arnott Ross Arnott June 7th, 2023 7 minute read Rowing

It's been a while since we gave an update on the asensei membership on here and a few things have changed so here's a quick article to explain what it's all about. When you subscribe to asensei for rowing you gain access to our full range of rowing... more »