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Best Rowing Books That You Need

Our list of some of the best Rowing books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. The Erg Book: 375+ of the Greatest Indoor Rowing Workouts of All Time (2016)

 Best Rowing Books That You NeedIt doesn’t matter if you are rowing for fitness, competition, as part of a training program for on-the-water rowing, or just dipping a toe into the world of indoor rowing, we’ve got you covered. Written by three long-time rowing coaches, we tell it like it is with a dash of humor. This book includes more than 375 of the best indoor rowing workouts of all time, designed and organized by skill level, fitness training goals, time and difficulty. We make it simple to find a workout that fits your specific needs on any given day.The Erg Book helps you maximize your training time with easy to…
Author(s): The Short, Snarky Coxswains, Peter Cannia

2. Rowing Faster: Serious Training for Serious Rowers (2011)

 Best Rowing Books That You NeedGet a length up on the competition with cutting-edge technique, training, and racing information. Let the world’s top coaches, rowers, and sport scientists steer you to ultimate success, starting with sound training and racing principles and adding increasingly advanced instruction and insights all the way to the finish. Rowing Faster is the most comprehensive and detailed guide for achieving excellence in the sport. You’ll find techniques for mastering every phase of the stroke; training strategies for increasing strength and efficiency for maximizing speed;…
Author(s): Volker Nolte

3. The Biomechanics of Rowing (2016)

 Best Rowing Books That You NeedIn rowing, races are often won in spite of, not because of, technique, and many misconceptions still preoccupy both rowers and coaches. This book explains the facts about rowing technique and will help you to find the right way to achieve your best performance. The author has based the book on more than 25 years experience of working with the best rowers and coaches all around the globe, a careful analysis of millions of data samples, and comprehensive biomechanical modeling with the aim of finding an optimal balance of variables….
Author(s): Dr. Valery Kleshnev

4. The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing (Complete Guides) (2012)

 Best Rowing Books That You NeedIndoor rowing machines (or ergometers) were once used only by outdoor rowers during their winter training. Over the last twenty years however the benefits of indoor rowing have attracted more and more users, and now every gym comes with one as standard. It’s also a sport in its own right, with competitions ranging from school leagues to the European and World Championships.The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing is the first comprehensive book to focus on this unique form of strength-endurance training. Clearly illustrated and full of information, training plans, tips and techniques, it is suitable for serious…
Author(s): Jim Flood, Charles Simpson

5. The Short and Snarky Guide to Coxing & Rowing: Straight Talk on Coxing and Rowing from Real Coxswains (2014)

 Best Rowing Books That You NeedFrom the often hilarious social media account @shortandsnarkyrowing, The Short and Snarky Guide to Rowing and Coxing is funny, irreverent, and something your coxswains will actually read. This is totally unlike other coxing books. Written by two coxswains-turned-coaches with almost four collective decades of high school, college, club, and masters coxing experience and hundreds of races under our belts, we give you the lowdown on coxing for mere mortals that real rowing books would never dare. From novice juniors to senior masters, whether you are a coxswain,…
Author(s): The Short, Snarky Coxswains

6. Rowing to Latitude: Journeys Along the Arctic’s Edge (2002)

 Best Rowing Books That You NeedJill Fredston has traveled more than twenty thousand miles of the Arctic and sub-Arctic-backwards. With her ocean-going rowing shell and her husband, Doug Fesler, in a small boat of his own, she has disappeared every summer for years, exploring the rugged shorelines of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Spitsbergen, and Norway. Carrying what they need to be self-sufficient, the two of them have battled mountainous seas and hurricane-force winds, dragged their boats across jumbles of ice, fended off grizzlies and polar bears, been serenaded by humpback whales and scrutinized by puffins, and reveled in moments of calm.As…
Author(s): Jill Fredston

7. Rowing Through The Barbed Wire Fence (2017)

 Best Rowing Books That You NeedIn the autumn of 1961, nine young men — rowers of Vilnius Žalgiris athletic association — became USSR rowing champions and were invited to the USSR national team. Though they had very important international competitions ahead of them, they were hounded at every turn by the echoes of the postwar years. Their parents’ or loved ones’ political opinions, their collaboration with partisans, and their relationships with the military of an independent Lithuania were all reasons for the KGB to restrict them from traveling abroad or to remove them from the team. They were replaced by athletes from other republics. Cast overboard, the…
Author(s): Rima Karaliene

8. The Shell Game: Reflections on Rowing and the Pursuit of Excellence (2017)

 Best Rowing Books That You NeedA Californian who had never touched an oar before arriving at Yale, Stephen Kiesling became part of the “engine room” of the varsity eight. His senior project was to write a book on the philosophy of sport while attempting to qualify for the Olympic Team. This is his story, told from inside the shell, of one of the most exciting races ever rowed. It is also his journey to the World Championships and, finally, the Olympic Team—when his competitors were his own Yale teammates and the Olympic coach was the Harvard coach, still aiming to beat Yale….
Author(s): Stephen Kiesling

9. It’s Ok If You Think Rowing Is Boring It’s Kind Of A Smart People Sport: Rowing Notebook, Planner or Journal | Size 6 x 9 | 110 Dotted Pages | Office … Rowing Gift Idea for Christmas or Birthday (2019)

 Best Rowing Books That You Need• Dotted • Size: 6 x 9″ •  Notebook •  Journal •  Planner •  Dairy •  110 Pages •  Classic White Dotted Paper •  For Writing, Sketching, Journals and Hand Lettering • Great and inexpensive Birthday, Christmas or Anniversary Gift Idea • Perfect for both travel and fitting right on your bedside table…
Author(s): Rowing Notebooks

10. Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age (2020)

 Best Rowing Books That You NeedFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia, a guide to wisdom, authenticity, and bliss for women as they age. Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be. In Women Rowing North, Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. Drawing on her own experience as…
Author(s): Mary Pipher

11. Summary of Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing as We Age (2019)

 Best Rowing Books That You Need• An examination of , !• Offers and to the issues of aging!• A on how to and !• ! A of a book! / !• An and book by Mary Pipher is an excellent examination of the developmental and cultural issues that confront women as we navigate through aging and old age. The book examines those issues and challenges and further explores some of the important ways via which women can cultivate the necessary resilience and the proper coping skills to the challenges and issues of that life stage. Ultimately, the book prescribes that: the acknowledgement…
Author(s): Dependable Publishing

Best Rowing Books That You Need

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some rowing books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Biomechanics of Rowing: A Unique Insight Into the Technical and Tactical Aspects of Elite Rowing

Author(s): Dr. Valery Kleshnev
ID: 2764311, Publisher: Crowood Press, Year: 2021, Size: 51 Mb, Format: epub

The Triumph of the Amateurs: The Rise, Ruin, and Banishment of Professional Rowing in the Gilded Age

Author(s): William Lanouette
ID: 2965731, Publisher: Lyons Press, Year: 2021, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

101 Best Rowing Workouts

Author(s): sarah Fuhrmann
ID: 2548310, Publisher: Hatherleigh Press, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really best-sellers according to Los Angeles Times, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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