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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 21 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 »

Overcome friction and stick to a workout routine

Overcome friction and stick to a workout routine

Alex Burgar Alex Burgar January 20th, 2023 7 minute read Rowing

We’ve seen them so many times before: YouTube videos recommending complex workout plans, spreadsheet templates for tracking your speeds, times, and intensity, targeted ads suggesting we need this or that to take our training to the next level. It’s... more »

‘One who has gone before’: interview with rowing coach Eric Murray

‘One who has gone before’: interview with rowing coach Eric Murray

Alex Burgar Alex Burgar December 1st, 2022 5 minute read Rowing

asensei takes its name from the Japanese ‘sensei’, typically a martial arts coach, and the Greek prefix ‘a-’, meaning ‘without’. But with asensei, you’re only without a coach in the conventional sense, thanks to our... more »

NEW Rowing Program - QUICKIES with Johan Quie

NEW Rowing Program - QUICKIES with Johan Quie

Daragh McCarthy November 7th, 2022 5 minute read Rowing

Get started with QUICKIES, a collection of six new indoor rowing workouts coached by former Team USA athlete Johan Quie. The program has been designed to increase your aerobic capacity and improve your drive progression through a series of... more »

Train for Indoor Rowing Success with Eric Murray and asensei's best 2k training plan, RECOMMIT PLUS

Train for Indoor Rowing Success with Eric Murray and asensei's best 2k training plan, RECOMMIT PLUS

Ross Arnott Ross Arnott October 17th, 2022 9 minute read Rowing

asensei and Eric Murray are delighted to team up again to offer you a great way to train for the upcoming indoor rowing season.  We've created Eric Murray and asensei's best 2k training plan RECOMMIT PLUS; a new 7 week program that will help you hit... more »

What's The Best App for WaterRower?

What's The Best App for WaterRower?

September 30th, 2022 26 minute read Rowing

It's a hugely popular rowing machine, one that looks good in homes and gyms around the world and gives a great whole-body workout, but when it comes to connecting your workout and bringing it into the digital age we find lots of people asking What's the... more »

Coaching gold: Seven Tips for the Perfect Indoor Rowing Warmup

Coaching gold: Seven Tips for the Perfect Indoor Rowing Warmup

September 15th, 2022 13 minute read Rowing

A good warmup will get your heart pumping, exercise all major muscle groups, help your joints loosen up and as a result help prevent injury - but did you know that a great indoor rowing warmup can help you improve performance and perhaps even set you... 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

September 1st, 2022 7 minute read Rowing

Rowing makes for a great standalone workout – the rate of calorie burn is equal to if not better than most other comparable sports such as running or cycling, it is low impact on the joints and works the full body – but these same... more »

Health insurance benefits for fitness apps, can they cover app subscriptions?

Health insurance benefits for fitness apps, can they cover app subscriptions?

asensei August 24th, 2022 8 minute read Rowing

Did you know that you can make use of health insurance benefits for fitness apps? You may be able to have the cost of your fitness app subscription covered by your work or personal health insurance policy. The health insurance industry recognizes the... more »

5 tips for Concept 2 rower maintenance

5 tips for Concept 2 rower maintenance

August 4th, 2022 13 minute read Rowing

In this article we share 5 essential tips for Concept 2 rowing machine maintenance to help get the best from your rower. Concept 2 rowergs have a well deserved reputation for reliability.  In fact Concept 2 rowing machines are so robust... more »