I am originally from South Africa. My German is poor to say the least.
I have always been keen on using a rowing machine when going to the gym. I find that in NY (Long Island) most gyms do not have a rowing machine. I started looking at buying one and found your clips on Youtube.
After watching all of your clips I decided to buy the water rower almost a year ago now. Awesome movie clips & alternate exercises btw!
For the past few months I have been finding it hard to stay motivated so I decided to join Row2go. I tried it this morning and it really helps not having to work out my own routine or sticking with the same one.
Row2go is a prefect replacement for a gym membership from what I have seen so far. It is just plain awesome! You have definitely taken rowing and exercising at home to the next level.
Thanks Xeno and I am looking forward to your weekly email.
is a master coach. Not only has he risen to the very top of the sport,
but he has an instinctive ability to explain how to make a boat move
faster through the water. His sessions are fun and very rewarding.
am very pleased to provide a testimonial about Xeno Mueller's
effectiveness as a rowing coach. My son, Alexander, visited Xeno for a
private, three-day clinic with Xeno in the summer of 2006. At that
time, Alex was a complete rowing novice and had only been rowing for
less than a year . His strength and technique were not up to par.
Xeno recognized Alex's genetic and mental potential. Within three
days, Alex's faulty erg and on-water technique had been largely
corrected and Xeno had a physical training program, which Alex could
take home with him, to improve his strength. Using the information,
techniques and motivation provided by Xeno, Alex trained diligently
over the ensuing three months. Within 90-days of his training sessions
with Xeno, Alex had improved as a rower to such a phenomenal degree
that he was recruited to row for the University of California at
Berkeley, which he entered in January, 2007. In fact, Alex was part
Cal's Open Four boat that placed fourth in the nation at the
Intercollegiate Rowing Association national championships in June of
2007. Our entire family owes a deep debt of gratitude to Xeno Mueller
for what he has done for Alex. He is a phenomenal coach and a
wonderful role model for anyone, be they a parent or child.
Neil S. C.
have spent several sessions now with Xeno, both on the erg and on the
water, and my stroke has improved considerably as a result. Xeno is an
enthusiastic and patient instructor who conveys information in a very
productive fashion. I especially liked the video followup with
commentary to drive all the teaching points home. He has also provided
extensive and very useful instruction concerning conditioning for the
rower. I intend to continue using him as a resource.
Great Falls, Montana
have had the privilege of knowing Xeno Muller as a coach and as a
friend for about five years. As an Olympic gold and silver medalist,
Olympic coach, and trainer in his own indoor rowing studio; his
experience with and knowledge of rowing technique, training and
physiology are beyond question. However, experience, knowledge and
success as an athlete do not necessarily sum to a great coach. It takes
more. Great coaches inspire their athletes to exceed their ostensive
and self-perceived limits, and that is what differentiates Xeno from so
many others. He coaches rowers – from rank novices to Olympians -- with
the same charismatic, infectious enthusiasm and patience that motivate
his athletes to row better today than yesterday and better tomorrow
than today. His athletes, including me, find themselves doing the work,
getting faster, and wanting to get faster still. Simply put, Xeno
Muller is a great coach.
from his excellent coaching ability, Xeno is the ideal resource for
people like me who live areas, e.g. South Dakota, where rowing coaches
are practially impossible to find. He is very willing to work with
athletes in person, via the internet, telephone or through his
excellent workout videos. Xeno has helped me in each of these ways, and
I have always been very happy with the results
William E. Schweinle, PhD
The Apostle of Rowing- Xeno Muller
first went looking for someone to help my son with rowing about a year
ago when he heard that rowing would be good x-training for his primary
sport of basketball- My son is 6'11".
We found Xeno Muller- the IRONOARSMAN- (as he is listed on his website) located in Costa Mesa and decided to take a visit.
you first see him- you are taken back by his Movie Star good looks and
his Olympic frame- then you are quickly put at ease as his European
accent welcomes you to his Studio.
We were immediately swept up in the energy and passion this man has for the sport and lifestyle of Rowing.
say those who can do- play and those who can't teach- WRONG !! Xeno is
not only a two time Olympic Medalist, he attended Brown and is an
INCREDIBLE teacher who gets is genuinely excited about your successes.
the gift of remembering everyone's name so you all feel important which
quickly becomes even more amazing as you realize- that to Xeno- you are
important , and your successes are important .
funny thing is that he is Genuinely interested in you and Genuinely
interested in this sport that is his life- along with his other great
passion- his family.
infused his passion into my then 17 year old son and now at almost 19
year old - my son Matt- is a potential Collegiate Rower with a passion
Thank you Xeno - the Rowing world knows the name Xeno and we are so verythankful that we do too
- I row faster with you because you set the pace from the first stroke on an interval.
My technique is better with your coaching, especially my upper body
organization. I understand why and how to use my body on the rower now.
- I feel powerful when I row 'in your class'. And that ripples over into my day when I'm not rowing.
My posture has become so strong! I work on a computer all day, so
having strong core muscles has been a huge improvement to my overall
feeling of well being.
The warm-up phase makes sense. I used to warm up on my treadmill
because I had no idea how to start gradually on the WaterRower. No more
of that. I could get rid of the treadmill today.
WaterRower is a versatile total body conditioner. The *only* muscles
that don't feel like they get a full workout are my pectorals, but they
started out weak. I guess I'll keep doing those push ups.
-[Xeno comment: I added a chest exercise at the end of the workouts for that reason. Thank you for making me think further. X.]
I have been able to get a full, safe workout on the WaterRower. This
point is not stated lightly. For the past 9 weeks I have been in
physical therapy for tendonitis caused by a muscle under the shoulder
blade and for 5 weeks I was also being treated for runner's knee.
Progress was very slow on the shoulder injury. When I was able to row
again, I signed up for your class and started making remarkable
progress in getting back into shape. Even the PT has commented on how
well toned I am.
Finally, rowing is now part of my social life. I love it when you talk
about what's going on in your life, with your family, and when you and
your students chat. It makes me feel connected to all of you, even if I
don't add my voice to the conversation.
joined 12 days ago, and have done 8 workouts with you so far. I am
super excited to have found something I can and want to do on a regular
pumped, I'm also spending (too much) spare time checking out rowing
sites on the web, and I'm looking to buy an open water shell if I can
find one at the right price.
had a small taste rowing an 8 a LONG time ago, and
I've always said....for WAY too long..I would like to get back to /
into rowing again. The missing link was YOU!.
Thank you for your passion and inspirartion!
Xeno...I just received my DVD's today and they are great!! You did a
really good job on them. Your instructions are clear and VERY
helpful. As well, just trying to keep up to you (and I did, all
through DVD 1 except I was a couple of strokes off for two of the 15
sec. pieces) kept me motivated and made my 20 K today feel like it took
no time at all. Great job...and thanks. I feel stronger already.
Actually, I feel like I used to after running 300m intervals when I ran
track....worn out but strong as hell (We used to call it feeling like
and "ANIMALE")...GREAT FEELING!!! Thanks again, Annie
Xeno: I went 6:43.3 in Saturday's 2K. Last month, I went 6:51.1.
Those are the two best scores that I've had since college . . . in
1995. I can't thank you enough. After my last spinal fusion, I said
that I would be happy just to row again. But now, I want to break my
college PR of 6:31.3. Because I'm a 36-year-old lightweight, I would
have finished in the top 10 at last year's CRASH-B with my 2K this
month. And it's just October now.
owe you a tremendous debt of gratitude for your coaching and your
DVDs. You've very much enriched my life! Thank you, Xeno. I can't
wait for November's schedule.