• Hydrow Rowing Glossary plus icon minus icon
  • Workout Types  You may see these terms used in workout titles or descriptions on Hydrow. Here's a bit of insight into what they mean! Climb       These workouts start at a low rhythm num... View More
  • How to Share Your Stats to Strava plus icon minus icon
  • Hydrow’s Latest strava integration, described below, works on the Hydrow Android and iOS  companion apps. The screenshots are from the Android app, but the steps are very similar for iOS Authorizin... View More
  • Live Rowing Schedule plus icon minus icon
  • Unlike live classes on other platforms or in person, there is no need to sign-up beforehand for live workouts on Hydrow.  You can just hop on your Hydrow and join us for any scheduled live row! You... View More
  • Endurance Workouts vs. Sprint Workouts plus icon minus icon
  • On Hydrow, you're doing a lot of both endurance work and sprint work, which are going to look fairly different in terms of your effort over time, your average effort overall, and your distance rowe... View More
  • Why is the Athlete faster than me? We’re going at the same Rhythm Rate. plus icon minus icon
  • Your split time is an estimation of how much time it would take you to row 500 meters, if you maintained the exact same level of speed of your current stroke. Essentially, it functions as the most ... View More
  • How to Stop "Shooting the Slide" plus icon minus icon
  • This is when you push off with the legs on the drive, but the handle doesn't move backward with them. If you think about it like lifting a barbell off the ground, it would be as though you push wit... View More
  • Rowing Tips for Our Shorter Hydrow Members! plus icon minus icon
  • It's definitely true that being taller—having longer legs and arms, i.e. longer tools that help increase leverage—helps a lot in the sport of rowing. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be competitive ... View More
  • Ladder Drill plus icon minus icon
  • This is a fun one to do when you're trying to beat your own times. You can do this on your own in a Journey workout or you can think about it while you're doing a pyramid workout (you can search fo... View More
  • Isolation Drill plus icon minus icon
  • This is a really common drill that all rowers do frequently to help you feel and concentrate on how much pressure you can apply with each muscle group. You can row to a journey workout so you are a... View More
  • Heels Lifting at the Catch plus icon minus icon
  • The position you want to be in at the catch is with your shins vertical (perpendicular to the floor) with knees stacked over the ankles. Your heels may or may not come up in this position (this is ... View More
  • Toes Lifting at the Finish plus icon minus icon
  • Maintaining foot connection without pulling against the straps with your toes is a really common technical point, so it's great you're aware of it! Here is a video that might prove to be helpful as... View More
  • Leg Engagement plus icon minus icon
  • Thanks for reaching out with your question. This is a key concept that all rowers encounter and we are happy to provide some additional insight!  As you begin the recovery moving forward to the cat... View More
  • Too Much Upper Body Engagement plus icon minus icon
  • Each of the different muscle groups of the body are engaged throughout the stroke, so feeling it in your arms and shoulders makes sense! At the catch (when you are closest to the monitor) you start... View More
  • Relaxing the Grip (Hanging off the Handle) plus icon minus icon
  • This is a key concept that all rowers encounter and we are happy to provide some additional insight!  Look down at your hands and make sure your wrists are flat (i.e. parallel to the floor).  The ... View More
  • Low Splits at Low Rhythm Rates plus icon minus icon
  • This is a concept that all rowers (no matter the experience level) grapple with all the time! When you push harder with your legs, your rhythm rate likely increases because you are physically movin... View More
  • How to Lower Your Split plus icon minus icon
  • There are a lot of factors that contribute to each individual rower's split times. You might not pull the same splits as the athlete, but it's likely you're pulling similar splits to the other Hydr... View More
  • Watts vs Splits plus icon minus icon
  • The number indicated by /500m is referred to as your split time. It is an estimation of how much time it would take you to row 500 meters if you maintained the exact same level of speed of your cur... View More
  • Rhythm Rate (or Stroke Rate) plus icon minus icon
  • Your rhythm rate (marked s/m) indicates the amount of strokes you take per minute. Breathes typically work lower rhythms (think 20-24s/m), Drives typically work higher rhythms (think 26-34s/m) and... View More
  • Pick Drill and Reverse Pick Drill plus icon minus icon
  • The pick drill & reverse pick drill are standard warm up drills used by rowers of all experience levels and are great to incorporate into your warmup, cool down or even recovery phases during a wor... View More
  • Legs Only Drill plus icon minus icon
  • This is a really common drill that is used by rowers at every level of experience. Many crews include this drill in their daily warm up as it is very beneficial in engaging the glutes, enforcing a ... View More
  • Feet Out Drill plus icon minus icon
  • Rowing feet out is great for a few things:  Connection & stability一by taking away the security of the foot strap, we are forced to keep our feet pressed through the footbeds and use the core to st... View More
  • Foundations of Rowing Form plus icon minus icon
  • This resource is meant for anyone who wants a refresher on the foundations of rowing form. We worked with our Athletes and Member Services team to create a guide that explains every detail of the r... View More
  • Invitations Feature FAQ plus icon minus icon
  • What is this feature for? Invitations is a way to engage your friends, family, or other members of the Hydrow community to work out together! Depending on who your followers are it might be great u... View More
  • Hydrow Personal Coaching FAQ plus icon minus icon
  •   You can also find information at: Hydrow.com/Personal-Coaching! Accelerate your rowing journey with your own Hydrow Personal Coach. You’ll improve your workouts, maximize your motivation, and ge... View More
  • How Can I Find and Share My Badges? plus icon minus icon
  • This article is about where to find badges after you earn them and how to share them with your friends. For a list of badges and how to earn them click here. For how to share your workouts on socia... View More
  • How Do I Save My Favorite Workouts? plus icon minus icon
  • You can save workouts you enjoy to your "favorites" list either directly on Hydrow or through the iOS app. We show examples of both below:   Favoriting Workouts On Hydrow's Screen All non-live wor... View More
  • Commit to Fit Challenge plus icon minus icon
  • Answers to many questions about this fall challenge, including how to sign up, can be found on our recent blog-post here: https://hydrow.com/blog/commit-to-fit-fall-challenge-2020/   View More
  • How do I find Live Workouts? plus icon minus icon
  • Live Workouts are available on your Hydrow Rower and on the Hydrow iOS App!   Hydrow Rower To locate Live Workouts on your Hydrow Rower, please follow the steps below: Touch the "Home" tab, locate... View More
  • Filtering Workouts on the Hydrow App plus icon minus icon
  • Note: This article pertains to our Hydrow app on iOS & Android. Looking instead for how to filter on the screen of a Hydrow rower? Click here.By Default, the Hydrow app main screen will  display al... View More
  • Pride Rows, Accessible Everyday. plus icon minus icon
  • In June & early July 2020 we featured a set of weekly challenge rows to celebrate Pride Month. While that challenge and the chance to earn the 2020 Pride badge have ended, these Pride workouts stil... View More