Rowing at the Olympics

Rowing, which made its Olympic debut at the Paris 1900 Games, has more than a century of tradition in the waters of Rio de Janeiro. There are eight men’s and six women’s events in boats for one, two, four or nine (including the coxswain) competitors.

Authentic Best Rowing Machine Reviews by Fitness Expert Craig Morgan

Overwhelmed with the choice? Sports physiologist Craig Morgan reviews a variety of the top rowing machines available on the market today.

Former Ithaca College Rowers Set to Take the Olympic Stage - IC News - Ithaca College

Two former standouts from the Ithaca College rowing program are due to appear in the 2016 Olympic Games later this week at Lagoa Stadium in Rio de Janeiro,...

The C word…

I’ve dithered for ages about whether to write this post and how much to say. But I figured this blog is about the ups AND downs of my rowing life, and this subject impacts pretty heavily on that sub

The seven stages of an erg test

The erg test. It’s a fact of life for most rowers but somehow that doesn’t make it any easier. An erg test takes up disproportionate amounts of mental space, becoming a traumatic obsession and tur

Erganuary – my new year mission

Forget Dry January. Forget Veganuary. Here at Girl on the River I’m bucking the trend and devoting  the month of January to my old frenemy, the ergometer with a mission I’m calling Erganuary. In

Sunny Health & Fitness – SF-RW5624 Review

Sunny Healthy & Fitness offers a full motion rowing machine: SF-RW5624. A full motion arm allows users to ensure proper form and motion while rowing, and the magnetic resistance allows for muscle

Stamina 1201 Orbital Rower Review

Rowing engages major muscle groups, including your quads, core and upper body. A well-rounded workout, rowing can be done in the comfort of your home and doesn’t need to be expensive. The Stamina 12

WINNER!!! The Myprotein Fitness Awards 2017

After a rather downbeat few weeks I’ve started to feel it’s time to change the mood, and how better to do it than with a celebration? I’m beyond thrilled to tell you that Girl on the River has w

Marcy Turbine NS-6050RE Magnetic Rowing Machine Review

Trying to lose weight, stay fit or just boost your cardiovascular health? An at-home gym is the ideal choice – it helps you stay dedicated. And a rowing machine should be at the core of every home g

Why do I even row? What it feels like when your sport doesn’t love you back

My relationship with rowing is a bit like what happens when you fall in love with an unsuitable boy. Maybe you’ve been there yourself. He’s the last person your mum and dad would choose for you. H

Christmas gift guide – mid-range to super-generous

With the stocking fillers covered the other day, it’s time to get your wallet out – yes, it’s my Christmas gift guide for mid-range to super-generous presents! If you’re buying for a rower, th

Be safe, be seen – why you need some high vis kit in your life

It can’t have escaped your notice that there’s not a lot of light out there. Even if you don’t actually row in the dark, I’m willing to bet you have plenty of outings in pretty gloomy conditio

Christmas gifts for rowers – stocking fillers

If you’re anything like me, you start to get a little bit panicky around this time of year. I start strong, early in the season, with a few easy wins, picking up bits and pieces that don’t require

Can we please talk about erg scores?

Earlier this week I did something I’d never done before. I went public on my erg scores. In the past I’ve always been deeply ashamed by my performance on the erg. My scores have always been right

100 years old and still rowing – the amazing Arthur Jackson

Do you ever have days when you feel a bit too old and creaky for rowing? Do you watch the next masters category approaching faster than an Empacher at Henley and feel as though life is running away wi

ProForm 550R Rower Review

When we first researched the ProForm 550R, we were ready to throw in the towel before we even took it for a test drive. The 550R has some pretty bad reviews online from users, and we couldn’t figure

Lifecore R88 Rowing Machine Review

If you want a rower that doesn’t take up your entire living room, the Lifecore R88 is a smart choice. Its compact, folding design saves on space, but the R88 never sacrifices on performance or conve

HCI Fitness Sprint Outrigger Scull Rowing Machine Review

You’d love to own a rower, but you just don’t have the space for a full-size unit. HCI solves this problem with the Sprint Outrigger Scull rower. Compact, foldable and built-to-last, this rower de

First Degree Fitness Viking 2 AR Water Rower Review

A true water rowing experience is the best way to describe the Viking AR 2 water rower. This isn’t a low-end model by any means, but it is a rower that you would expect an Olympic rower to train on

BodyCraft VR100 Rowing Machine Review

BodyCraft offers a robust, affordable rowing machine called the: VR100. The VR100 provides a sturdy and durable design while also offering numerous resistance levels, and an aircraft-grade aluminum an

Sunny Health and Fitness SF-RW5606 Review

The Sunny Health and Fitness SF-RW5606 rower is affordable, user-friendly and delivers a great workout. With adjustable resistance, a comfortable seat and an LCD monitor, this rower includes everythin

Velocity Exercise Indoor Rowing Machine Review

Velocity Exercise offers an indoor rowing machine that is quiet, durable and has a robust monitor that will help you reach your peak fitness level. This model is a great choice for home users, and it


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