Top products from r/Rowing

We found 48 product mentions on r/Rowing. We ranked the 126 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/eulers_number · 1 pointr/Rowing

Boat Race before last the bowman of the winning boat was 5'10", huge heart and lungs, and weighed in the mid 80's (KGs) if I recall, so built pretty solid.

To go sub 6 is the elite standard, but don't forget weight adjustment, there's no point going sub 6 mins if you weight 200kg, no one's going to enjoy dragging a hippo in thier boat if he's not pulling his own weight and then some, the calculator and an explanation of weight adjustment are available here
Train on sliders, or take out a single, there is 10x the chance of an injury in land training than on the water.
long steady pieces are also good, don't even go for distance, just sit on an erg for 30 mins, an hour or even 90 mins, it won't wreck you because it shouldn't, but it will improve your times.

READ: You're going to have to live and breath rowing, I'd recomend the following (Not that I've read them all, but i've ordered them and almost finished the original print of Rowing Faster)

You're gonna need to know more about rowing and training than anyone on the team, because the hours you'll be putting in will make you your own coach.

u/OARneryRower · 1 pointr/Rowing

This Etsy account has some cool rowing shirts that you don't see at every regatta (so they probably won't already have one).

Seat Pads are comfortable if your rower is older or bony :)

Rowing Faster by Volker Nolte is a pretty good resource for rowers looking for training advice.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/Rowing

If the bar is moving back, it is not moving up. Any movement of the bar other than up represents extraneous, wasted energy. As the bar clears the knees and the body opens up, one may feel like they are leaning back, but the desired path of motion for the bar is a straight, vertical line.

It's referenced more convincingly in Starting Strength, but my copy is out with a friend at the moment...

u/notjohndoetoo · 3 pointsr/Rowing

I have the Polar Ft1 Heart Rate Monitor. Its cheap (~$48), comes with a watch and heart rate strap. It does its job and its accurate. I like the watch in general too, since I'm basic.

Just get it.

u/souscoder · 6 pointsr/Rowing

I bought this chest strap and have been very happy with it:

Garmin Heart Rate Monitor

It supports ANT+, so it easily pairs with the PM5 and PM4.

u/ThisIsCALamity · 2 pointsr/Rowing

Boat bright is what Pocock reps recommended for my crew for their white shells. But you should also wax at least once or twice per season, preferably right after you use the boat bright. I think I've used this in the past. Without waxing, boat will look beautiful right after cleaning, then stains will come back within a week of regular use.

u/BraveHartt135 · 3 pointsr/Rowing

I'm a HS rower and have stuck by a Polar FT1 Heart Rate Monitor for land workouts. It's entry level (<$40) and very reliable. Downside is the necessity to wear a chest band, which can sometimes get in the way on the water.

I'm interested in upgrading as well, but Polar would be a great place to start as far as HR monitoring goes.

u/fizzierthunder · 2 pointsr/Rowing

I have used this one for ~2 months. Works great, no complaints. It was only $25 when i bought it, but if it needed replaced at $40, I wouldn't hesitate. That said, it's the only one I've ever used, so I don't have any basis for comparison. Good luck.

u/scipio_major · 2 pointsr/Rowing

Starting Strength is a book/lifting program that's a pretty good starting point for doing barbell lifting.

u/joe12321 · 2 pointsr/Rowing

Unbeknownst to me when I bought my rower, the cheap heart rate chest strap I got with an old Garmin running watch connects to the PM5. (Any ANT HR monitor should.) It's some version of this guy:

I haven't had any problems with it! Cheap and easy.

u/anacondaballpit · 1 pointr/Rowing

These are the shit. ~$30 for relatively high quality wireless earbuds that have been going strong for over a year.

u/CJOttawa · 3 pointsr/Rowing

You linked to later in thread: $1249CAD is standard MSRP for the Model D.

There's no sale, it's just marked as "$413.03 off $1662.03 - 25% discount" which is a pretty old tactic for drawing attention to a product.

Don't take my word for it. Here's the CamelCamelCamel price history:

Looks like Amazon bumped the price to $1662.03 on October 25th so that they could indicate a 25% "Black Friday discount."

u/SteadyStateIsAnswer · 0 pointsr/Rowing

The Erg Book: 375+ of the Greatest Indoor Rowing Workouts of All Time by the short and snarky coxswains

u/upstReam2 · 5 pointsr/Rowing

This watch is great for keeping track of meters

u/Doctorje24 · 1 pointr/Rowing

This is on my summer reading list: "The Shell Game: Reflections on Rowing and the Pursuit of Excellence" by Stephen Kiesling

u/kinggeorge1 · 1 pointr/Rowing

BHS 530 by Phaiser. $30 on Amazon right now.

  • No long cord that flops around on your back, decently long battery life (and a voice that tells you the battery state every time you turn the headphones on).
  • Earbuds, so you won't deal with a massive accumulation of sweat as you would with over-ear headphones, and the design keeps them firmly in place, so you don't have to worry about them falling out.
  • Volume control on one side so you can control the volume mid-piece.

    They are quite durable as well. I have had mine for a year and have had no issues thus far. The sound quality is pretty good as well, and they don't let in a lot of outside noise when they are on. 8/10, would recommend. 10/10 with rice.

    EDIT: They come with a lifetime warranty against sweat damage.
u/Metroplexsupreme · 3 pointsr/Rowing

Look up star-brite. it removes scum from the cells in the paint, just make sure to wax the boat afterward thoroughly, otherwise the stain will come back much worse. do not brite the boat too often, otherwise it has a strong chance to strip paint over many uses.


Wax that pocock suggests

u/beardywi · 3 pointsr/Rowing

If you're going to only use it with a PM5 there's no reason to spend well over $60 on a Polar when you could spend $20 on this Garmin strap that does the same thing through ANT+ and (from my personal experience) will allow you to connect your phone at the same time.

u/rowinit · 3 pointsr/Rowing

Something like this?

I assume this isn’t waterproof but some searching (or using a ziplock bag) may provide results.

u/ILike2Sweep · 3 pointsr/Rowing

Wahoo Tickr. in the lower price range. lasts the longest out of any HR transmitter I have had before. Really light so it doesn't have to be super tight on the chest. the strap attaches at both sides of the transmitter so there is no hook at the side. Has Bluetooth and ANT+ so is compatible with any watch/phone and also PM5. I think that some other ones in the 50$ price range can only be connected to 1 device at a time. with this you can have your HR on your PM5 and also have your phone or watch collecting the data to review after.


u/acift · 2 pointsr/Rowing

The short and snarky coxswains have an erg workout book. Most of it is good, and some is just insane.

u/gcanyon · 1 pointr/Rowing

I always have problems with headphones staying in my ears. These definitely stay in place: Phaiser BHS-530 Bluetooth Sport Headset

u/DILAPIDAT3 · 3 pointsr/Rowing

These are the ones I use. The sounds is alright and they're a little bit insulatory. I've been using them for erging, cycling, running, and snowboarding for three years now with no issue.

u/robywar · 2 pointsr/Rowing

While I use this test and have adapted it a bit for my crew, I didn't invent it. I found it in the book "Rowing Faster" which, while a bit dated, I highly recommend.

Remember, all this test shows is your max power, how long it takes you to get there and how long you can maintain a signifigant percentage of it.

This test isn't so much an indicator of how well you'll do on a 2k than it is an indicator of who you'd want in your boat at the end of one. You cannot look at the results of this and know what a given rower will pull, but it will almost always tell you from a given set of tests which rower will have the better score.

It's not a "workout" (though it will be one of the worst minutes of your life if you do it properly), and not a test for which you should train. It IS the kind of test that one would do to determine lineups though.

u/vimmi · 2 pointsr/Rowing

Sorry I should've specified. It's the model d with pm5 down from 1662 to 1249. I'm also on if that makes a difference. [Here to see]

u/VanGoesHam · 1 pointr/Rowing

Very afford. Much cheap. Had mine since January with no issues.

SoundPEATS QY7 V4.1 Bluetooth Mini Lightweight Wireless Stereo Sports Headphone - Black/Green