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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 20 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 »

ComModule - Connect your WaterRower!

ComModule - Connect your WaterRower!

May 12th, 2022 12 minute read Rowing

The WaterRower is one of the most popular rowing machines due to its stylish appearance and the relaxing sound of water resistance.  Most WaterRowers come with the Series IV (S4) Performance Monitor as standard, which is great for displaying your... more »

Deliberate Practice with Helen Glover

Deliberate Practice with Helen Glover

May 5th, 2022 5 minute read Rowing

Helen Glover MBE is a British professional rower and a member of the Great Britain Rowing Team. Ranked the number 1 female rower in the world in 2015-16, she is a two-time Olympic champion, triple World champion, quintuple World... more »

Indoor Rowing Glossary - key terms, phrases and acronyms

Indoor Rowing Glossary - key terms, phrases and acronyms

April 27th, 2022 21 minute read Rowing

Indoor rowing is a pretty simple sport, but sometimes you'll come across some specific indoor rowing terminology, abbreviations or nicknames that can be a bit confusing or are are just new to you.  So whether you are starting out and a bit... more »

Coaching gold: the essence of the indoor rowing finish

Coaching gold: the essence of the indoor rowing finish

April 14th, 2022 8 minute read Rowing

In every rowing stroke, we are either working (driving) or resting (recovering). These phases are bookended by two positions called the Catch and the Finish. In this article, we’re diving into the details of the Finish to uncover expert tips from... more »

Coaching gold: the essence of the indoor rowing catch

Coaching gold: the essence of the indoor rowing catch

April 7th, 2022 7 minute read Rowing

The rowing stroke is a combination of the drive and the recovery. In each phase, there is a final action which completes the rest (recovery) and the push (drive). These are called the Catch position and the Finish position respectively. The indoor... more »

Indoor rowing at home: the essential guide

Indoor rowing at home: the essential guide

April 1st, 2022 24 minute read Rowing

It can be a little daunting when opening up Google and typing ‘best home workout’. The sheer quantity of information that comes hurtling back at you, from various sources, experts and locations, means that picking out the important stuff... more »

NEW Rowing Program - EMBARK: Start rowing with WaterRower

NEW Rowing Program - EMBARK: Start rowing with WaterRower

asensei March 28th, 2022 3 minute read News | Rowing

Coached by Master Trainer Clare Holman from British Rowing, EMBARK: Start rowing with WaterRower is new rowing program from asensei - featuring a variety of workout types plus a guide to the WaterRower itself. The program begins with an overview... more »

Injury recovery and rehab through rowing

Injury recovery and rehab through rowing

March 17th, 2022 6 minute read Rowing

If you’ve been reading our asensei blog posts, you’ll already be well aware of the versatility of the indoor rowing machine. Ideal as a full-body workout with dedicated training programs or as a tool for specific conditioning and... more »

Why you should use the indoor rowing machine as a warmup - for any sport

Why you should use the indoor rowing machine as a warmup - for any sport

March 10th, 2022 6 minute read Rowing

It will come as no surprise that rowing is regularly touted as one of the most effective cardiovascular workouts. It isn’t just the preserve of on-water rowers either – most public or private gyms have an indoor rowing machine (also known... more »