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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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 2023. 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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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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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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Train smart & stay healthy

It’s so important to stay below the stress radar when everyone around is not feeling well and you are training. Train smart and accumulate enough time in zone 2 to continue to build the aerobic base yet not create too much stress signalling. Keep your immune system strong and use this time to invest in…

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