Bundle: Winter Rowing Training

As the fall head racing season wraps up in the US, many teams and rowers are looking to avoid the ice and frostbite by ditching the oars and moving into the weightroom and onto the ergs. Here’s a bundle of articles that will be useful to you as you plan your winter training.

If you’re a spring 2k rower following the block periodization system, the winter training block will be about half specific preparation and half pre-competitive, depending on when exactly your fall season ends and your spring season begins. The typical rowing team will conclude fall in mid-November and resume water training in mid-February. In between the seasons is a great time to restore bilateral (left/right) balance and make great gains to set up the spring competitive training block. Cerg1heck out “The Basics of Strength Training for Rowing” for an overview of annual periodization and how all of these blocks fit together with the goal of peak spring 2k performance, then read the other articles for how to accomplish it!

Overview

Learn the Lifts

Improve Your Mobility

The Strength Coach Roundtable

  • Take us with you on those long erg sessions! I break down strength training topics in rowing with fellow rowing strength coaches Blake Gourley and Joe Deleo. Old episodes and upcoming ones here at Rowperfect UK.

Keep in touch over winter training

When you subscribe to my email list, you get my free mini e-book of the “Mobility for Rowers” series, plus regular updates on new website content, Roundtable news, and notes from my coaching and learning.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *