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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Anaerobic workout of the week Personal favourite of mine. I call this le canibale session, because you feel like you are on the attack! This is designed for developing anaerobic capacity. Strength & Conditioning with James Goodwin James is the head of sports performance for the Swiss Rowing Federation. In this short video, James demonstrates…

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Our Olympic medallists’ support teams are a reminder of what Australians can achieve on the world stage when we are all in this together. Opinion piece from Rob Scott, Chairman of Rowing Australia. A dual Olympian in rowing and a silver medallist from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Published 1 August 2021 Australian Financial Review. Last Wednesday,…

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Analysis provided by expert guest contributor, Dr Valery Kleshnev, Biorow. Radical changes were observed in the race strategy, which is now much more even. The winners were among the slowest at the first 100-150m after start, but significantly faster than their competitors during the middle of the race. A strong cross-tail wind allowed for quick times…

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Time to get ready to go fast in this years HOCR. Maybe you don’t have a coach, and not sure exactly how to prepare to be at your best come race day. You can save time in planning your training for the HOCR, and ensure you don’t make a mistake in preparing for the event…

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Dr Dan Plews favourite interval session  Dr Dan was the head physiologist at New Zealand Rowing, and responsible for designing the training sessions for the likes of the Kiwi Pair. 8 x 4 min at 103% to 105% of your Critical Power or in Zone 4 (93-95% of max heart rate) with 2 min recovery…

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