Always training in the middle can be costly. In fact, it can cost you your season and possibly your health.

We are aerobic beings, and your basic aerobic capacity plays a major role in performing at your best, especially when it comes to training and racing. Unfortunately, a common mistake many Masters Rowers (and other age groups) make, is training with a “no pain, no gain” mentality. This always on, high intensity training and pushing mentality, can lead to damaging the aerobic function, resulting…

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The Power and Importance of Mitochondria in Rowing

Original article published on Training Peaks, by Molly Breslin 2020 Rowing is predominately an endurance sport, and mitochondria play a fundamental role in your performance as a Masters Rower. Molly Breslin breaks down what mitochondria is, why it is important, and how you can increase it. Many of you may wonder what mitochondria are and…

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My Go To Ergometer Sessions

Sharing with you some of my Go To Ergo sessions from the last 6-months. Each of these sessions can be done done on the Concept2 Dynamic, Model D static or RP3 machine. I use a polarised 5 zone heart rate model to guide training intensity. More information of how to train with heart rate can…

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Update on Aerobic Efficiency

In 2020, I posted on Aerobic Deficiency and how Always training in the middle can be costly. In fact, it can cost you your season and possibly your health. It is one of the more popular articles, so I thought I’d update you, with some of my data from the first 3-months of 2021. In…

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How to avoid making season killing mistakes

Sharing some of the common mistakes and lessons learnt so that you can prepare for your best season ever in 2021. Always training in the middle is a common mistake A common mistake many Masters Rowers (and other age groups) make, is training with a “no pain, no gain” mentality. This always on, high intensity training…

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It all starts with our breath

I’m really excited about this Saturdays’ Zoom call on High Performance Breathing, with Heath Podmore. Heath is an expert in this field, and works with some of the world best surfers and rugby league team, to optimise their breathing for performance and life. When: Aug 29, 2020 11:00 AM Zurich 19:00 PM Sydney 10:00 AM…

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Simple tip to help you avoid overtraining

Morning Resting Heart Rate (MRHR), when tracked regularly, is an easy method for monitoring fatigue levels, understanding how well you’re adapting to workouts, and can help prevent long-term overtraining.  I like to keep an eye on my resting morning heart rate trends over time, and especially in the two or three days after a hard…

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