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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 »

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 »

Coaching gold: 5 tips for Concept 2 rowing machine maintenance

Coaching gold: 5 tips for Concept 2 rowing machine maintenance

August 4th, 2022 10 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 »

Coaching gold: Why row without foot straps - benefits and pitfalls?

Coaching gold: Why row without foot straps - benefits and pitfalls?

July 18th, 2022 6 minute read Rowing

The asensei youtube channel features livestream workouts from coach Eric Murray every week which are packed with insights and tips from one of rowing's all-time greats. In the Coaching Gold series we will highlight some of Eric's tips and insights from... more »

Coaching Gold: What's better, a smooth force curve or higher peak power?

Coaching Gold: What's better, a smooth force curve or higher peak power?

July 14th, 2022 5 minute read Rowing

Olympic Champion and Coach Eric Murray explains how he likes to think about the indoor rowing force curve in response to a comment from asensei user Troy during the post-workout debrief of the PHYSICS! livestream.  Eric has previously told us that... more »

Rowing Golf - can you beat Par?!

Rowing Golf - can you beat Par?!

Ross Arnott Ross Arnott July 9th, 2022 9 minute read Rowing

Rowing golf is a fun workout concept based loosely around the scoring system of golf.  It can be adapted for a wide range of rowing abilities and is also a great way to challenge your friends to a challenging workout!  Read on to find out what it... more »

WaterRower Maintenance: 5 ways you can keep your WaterRower in great shape

WaterRower Maintenance: 5 ways you can keep your WaterRower in great shape

July 1st, 2022 8 minute read Rowing

Beautifully designed to be showcased and integrated into any environment, the WaterRower indoor rowing machines are renowned for their blend of quality, aesthetics, luxury, and experience. Like any high-quality piece of equipment, WaterRower maintenance is... more »