Rowing Efficiency – Should I work on my Finish?

This morning I was thinking about “Wash” and rowing efficiency. According to the Nielsen-Kellerman site, wash is defined as: “Unlock occurs when the force drops below 200N for sweep or 100N for sculling. Wash is the difference between Unlock and Finish angles.” Theoretically, you should aim for a long finish angle combined with a low…

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Introduction Why rowing coaches should use a data driven approach Rowsandall.com originated from the needs of individual rowers to record their rowing and erging workouts in a consistent way, to enable monitoring progress (or the lack thereof) over time, and allow them to draw conclusions from data presented in a well thought-out manner. Coaching a…

How rowsandall.com helps you with seat racing

Summary I tested the NK Empower Oarlock / NK SpeedCoach / Rowsandall.com (coach mode) combination to support Juniors girls trials in Račice. Despite some issues we were able to get useful data. We identified some points for improvement, and we learned how to prepare such trials well. The rowsandall.com site is a great help to…

Monitoring ergometer improvements using box plots

Recently, I had a discussion with one rowsandall.com user about erg technique. We discussed holding a certain power consistently and the role of a consistent stroke length in that. One of the differences between beginners and seasoned rowers is that the latter are able to row a very consistent stroke. Stroke length is consistent from…

Using RIM and EmPower and Rowsandall to compare oars

I recently bought a pair of Concept2 Smoothie2, vortex edge, skinny, soft shaft sculling oars.  Previously I had been rowing with a pair of Fat2, vortex edge, ultralight medium shaft oars. I am currently training for a longer distance event, and there is a reasonably intense workout type that comes up twice per week.  As…