According to the directory of thisisant the PM5 does not support the FIT profile, but this wrong – PM5 does support it.

  • Connect the watch to the PM 4|5. Setup any sort of workout or just start to row (as long as the stays connected, all sort of rowing will be saved within one session on the watch – very comfy!). Do your workout.
  • After you have finished, disconnect (turn off PM) from PM 4|5.
  • Import the session(s) into ST3 .

What you get is…


Or (zoomed in and partially selected to get detailed informations)…



Really. Extremely. Useful. Woooohoooo! 😀

Sidenote: And… byebye Rowpro (I hated this crappy piece of software), ErgData (not helpful for analysis, but more comfy for upload) and BoatCoach (much better than ErgData, gives some graphs/data, but not that helpful if you’re not an Excel pro).

Breathing Technique for Rowing

Still haven’t found my rhythm for all pace-SPM-combinations and still have to work on this topic. 😦

The CrossFit Rowing Blog

I had some questions from CrossFitters recently about breathing strategies for rowing. They had been watching some videos in which people were trying to apply deadlift technique to rowing – i.e. knees out, back straight, breathe in before the catch, etc.

There is not a huge body of work on this topic, because it’s something that has much less impact than improving your fitness or working on basic technique. Some coaches such as Xeno Muller have posted on this in the past, and there are few discussions on it on Rowing Illustrated and There is some disagreement on this. As someone who primarily rows on the water in a single scull and on a dynamic erg, this post is based on my personal experience and experimentation. It may not work for everyone.

This information is primarily targeted at indoor rowing on a static erg (standard Concept2) as…

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