LINGO


ERG

AKA Rowing Machine!  AKA Ergometer!  The "Erg" is the term for the modern indoor rower.  It is a machine used to simulate the action of rowing on the water for the purpose of exercise or training for rowing. ...  An ergometer is a device which measures the amount of work performed.

CREW

Rowing, often referred to as crew in the United States, is a sport with origins back to Ancient Egyptian times. It is based on propelling a boat (racing shell) on water using oars. By pushing against the water with an oar, a force is generated to move the boat.

CATCH

The ready position; the beginning of the rowing stroke.

DRIVE

The part of the stroke where the blade is pulled out of the water - if you were on the water. This is the work part of the stroke. 

FINISH

The final part of the stroke. This is also where we start our "pick drill".

RECOVERY

The part of the stroke where you come slowly up the slide to the catch.  This should be deliberately slower than the drive. 

POWER STROKES

This is a call to our rowers to build their intensity for a certain number of strokes.  i.e. Power 10, Power 20. 

SPLIT

This is the amount of time it would take you to go 500 meters.  The lower the split the better.

STROKE

The rower who sits closes to the coach, and who keeps the boat in sync.

SPM

The amount of strokes you'd row in a minute. Similar to RPM on a bike. More strokes per minute is not necessarily better.