Listen to my conversation with Istvan Nemeth, Managing Director of Bont Shoes and Bont Rowing, as we discuss the importance of having the right fit and connection through the feet, from the drive and through the recovery. Istvan will cover some of the key points you need to pay attention to when choosing your shoe…

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The workout of the week is from Anne-Marie Howald. Head junior & U23 coach for the Swiss Federation. When Ian Wright was the head coach of Switzerland, apparently the Ladder Of Death (LOD) was one of the squads favourites. Word of advice. Make sure you are well warmed up, and don’t do this every day.…

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The workout of the week is from Zurich club coach, Hugo Pfister. When Hugo is not coaching the club crews in Zurich, he is keeping fit and going extremely fast. Here is Hugo’s workout of the week for the ergo or on the water. VO2 Capacity Training 10 min warm up 4 x 2min at…

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Land based workout with Craig Smith Craig is the head of rowing at Caulfield Grammar School, Victoria, Australia, and the holder of the impressive haul of Masters medals from this years Australian Masters Championships. On the Erg.  Aerobic intervals. Sets of 500m on 1 min off at T2.  Rate 27-29.  Do them in sets of…

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What an amazing Olympic Games and an amazing Olympic Rowing Regatta for Australia. The most successful Olympic Games for Australia in quite a while. With 17 Gold medals, (2 Gold and 2 Bronze in rowing) and 46 medals in total, Australia finished 6th on the Olympic medals table. How is it that a country with…

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“The Time Contracter” by Dr Charlie Simpson “Time Contracter” is 60 mins with 6 mins easy pace (e.g. UT2 and 4 mins moderate effort (UT1/AT) until the clock hits zero (so six intervals of 4 mins by the end)….If doing on the erg, during the final 2 mins of both the 6min easy and 4 mins…

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