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

Best beginner rowing workout: the ultimate guide for beginners

Best beginner rowing workout: the ultimate guide for beginners

Alex Burgar Alex Burgar May 21st, 2023 12 minute read Rowing

For many people, the hardest thing about building a workout routine is knowing where to start. If this is you, you’re not alone! Many people are searching for the best beginner rowing workout, but structured rowing workouts for beginners are... more »

Our Best 2k Training Plan: RECOMMIT PLUS with Eric Murray

Our Best 2k Training Plan: RECOMMIT PLUS with Eric Murray

Daragh McCarthy Daragh McCarthy April 12th, 2023 13 minute read Rowing

We've created Eric Murray and ASENSEI's best 2k training plan - RECOMMIT PLUS. It is a new 7 week program that will help you hit peak performance in time for your race, event or personal goal! The RECOMMIT PLUS 2km training plan is an extended version of... more »

The history of the workout video — and why ASENSEI is a revolution

The history of the workout video — and why ASENSEI is a revolution

Alex Burgar Alex Burgar March 30th, 2023 7 minute read ASENSEI.AI | Rowing

The workout video is nothing new: the cultural phenomenon of a guided video workout has existed since the early 20th century, with Jane Fonda’s fitness empire bringing the form to its spandex-clad pinnacle in the 1980s. The history of the workout... more »

Deliberate Practice with Helen Glover

Deliberate Practice with Helen Glover

March 22nd, 2023 6 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 »

What's the best app for Concept 2 Rower?

What's the best app for Concept 2 Rower?

Ross Arnott Ross Arnott February 28th, 2023 24 minute read Rowing

The Concept 2 is the gold standard for indoor rowing machines, the piece of kit that lasts forever, is found in gyms, homes and rowing clubs around the world and the benchmark for comparison of indoor rowing performances.  Indoor rowing is a great... more »

The greatest sense of accomplishment: interview with rowing coach Johan Quie

The greatest sense of accomplishment: interview with rowing coach Johan Quie

Alex Burgar Alex Burgar February 3rd, 2023 5 minute read Rowing

San Francisco-based Coach Johan Quie will be familiar to any devotees of the asensei rowing app. Johan has been coaching with asensei for some time now, and has quickly become popular for his dynamic style and exciting, technique-focused workouts. As a... more »

ComModule - Connect your WaterRower!

ComModule - Connect your WaterRower!

Ross Arnott Ross Arnott February 1st, 2023 14 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 »

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 »

New Year, focused new you: achieving your goals with asensei

New Year, focused new you: achieving your goals with asensei

Alex Burgar Alex Burgar December 28th, 2022 4 minute read Rowing

Maybe you’ve been trying to get back into a fitness routine all year. 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... 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 »