Improving your rowing means dropping your Split time and increasing speed regardless of the rhythm number you row at. Putting in more power consistently is something that takes time, technique, and practice. We have collected some helpful videos and suggestions in this article to help you get more out of every stroke:
- Focus on good rowing form and improving your fundamentals. An efficient stroke is key.
- Try to get more power through your legs and core as you explode away from the screen on each stroke. Pulling with the arms should be only 10% of your total effort at the very end of the stroke.
- Sit up straight, keep your shoulders loose and tighten your lats.
- Check out these awesome videos from Sera and James on the topic:
- Follow other tips and tricks that the Athletes will share throughout the workouts they lead!
- Persevere! Improving your split is a long-term and often life-long goal for all rowers who practice the sport. It won't change overnight, but it will with hard work!
Note: We would usually advise against turning up the drag factor p on your workouts as a method for lowering your split. While doing this might bring your split down slightly, it also has the potential to impede your form and interfere with the efficiency of your stroke motion. This has minimal gains, and could potentially get in the way of your learning and improvement.