To optimize the development of our rowing I believe we need to maximize our time on the water and on the land with the most efficient training program. The control of our the body weight, is is not something that is developed by just rowing on the water.
To maximize the potential of your body, and develop properly an essential base of strength, coordination and power you need to use the training on the land. Without all this training your technique on the water will have errors and will keep you away from reaching your top potential.
If you row on the land doing the wrong movements, then you develop technical mistakes and repeating them they eventually wire on your body and become overtime very difficult to correct. Also rowing on the water with no coaching or proper feedback can have the same effect. We start doing the wrong movements and eventually the body develops to those movements and it gets harder and harder to change.
For me the good training on the land with good feedback is a huge part of this new approach to rowing. For me this new revolutionary training on the land is going to be done with the new Rowperfect3 and the software that will teach you to feel the real sequence of power delivery to move a boat on the water. It also develops your body strengths and coordination correctly from the start.
Bad repetitions of the rowing stroke, repeated thousands of times are about as productive as trying to learn to play tennis without learning the right sequence or technique. Eventually this will limit your potential.
To improve, we first need a knowledge on proper technique. This can be seen in good video technique or good power curve displayed on the computer screen. Obviously good coaching and mentoring is necessary. We also need feedback followed by thousands of top quality repetitions. This feedback repetition after repetition gets to you with the computer software of the Rowperfect3.
If you dream of rowing faster, there is no way you can get there without being a good rower. To be a good rower you need to be fast at top speed, out off the start and good in any water conditions with very good boat and body control.