physical training in indoor rowing machines have been popular in many rowing clubs. A new and motivating training is training with adapted rowing programs to use music. In this article we will see how:

  1. select music suitable for rowing training
  2. get free tools to edit audio
  3. music tailored for its rowing training programs
  4. encourage and inspire their friends from the club rowing

the goal is to give you an understanding of how make your own rowing training with your personal taste music programs. It is a fun and rewarding experience.

energetic music with a clear and constant pace is perfect for your program remo

navigate your music library to find your favorite songs sounding energetic and motivating. Make a folder for the music on your computer and put copies of the music in it. A selection of slow, medium and fast music is required. Ideally you should have about 10-20 songs of each rhythm.

only use music in 4/4 rhythm. To order the songs rhythm needs to count the beats per minute (BPM) in the rhythm of the music. Music with a BPM within the range from 80 to 128 is suitable. On the internet you can find free software that can auto detect the BPM of the music. But the best and most accurate way is to have the BPM manually.

training in rowing machine talk rowing rhythm = movements per minute. Therefore, divide BPM music by 4 to find that you rowing rhythm (beats per minute – SPM) the rhythm of the music is the same. Add the SPM as a note to titles of songs.

a standard timer can be used to measure the BPM and divide by 4 to get PMS. There is a model of special timer called DIGI DT-320, which in a special way can read PMS directly, so you only need to press start and stop. Start the timer when you start to count beats 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4 and then stop the clock to arrive the following pulse 1. Next step is to edit the music.

Audacity is a free software tool to edit your music

Audacity can be downloaded freely from the Internet. There are versions for PC, Mac and Linux. There is documentation for the software. Another good source to learn Audacity is to look for tutorials on YouTube. Audacity offers many advanced features, but we just need some simple functions for our purpose.

only has to learn how:

  1. import your Audacity music
  2. cut unnecessary parts of
  3. Fadeout song the last 2-3 seconds of the used part of the song
  4. connect songs in the timeline
  5. export the songs released as a new single song (music program rowing final)

the learning curve for using Audacity so is reasonable When short use of tutorials on YouTube. Next step is to decide how you build your program rowing.

how build your training rowing with SPM and time schedule intervals

a classic rowing program would consist of 24 for 3 minutes then SPM 26 SPM for 3 minutes and then 28 SPM for 2 minutes. This program is equal to approximately one standard 2,000-meter. You can mix music training programs according to your style of personal training and preference. The key to success is to use music that is easy to follow in rhythm. Counting the hits 1-2-3-4 that must end their movement of rowing beat 1 and start a new career in measure 3.

is very important to the participants training ranks of partners synchronous as music wins. After a little practice it will be easy, fun and very rewarding to exercise with music in this way. Rhythms below 24 SPM and SPM 28 are little more demanding for the less experienced paddlers. Remember to praise his teammates training for their efforts. Adapted rowing training music grows very popular, because it’s much more fun to train hard to good music. Have fun!


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