How to START hydrated and why that’s so important. Sharing original article from Andy Blow, Precision Hydration.  Medically reviewed by Dr Tamara Hew-Butler. Precision Hydration support our newsletter subscribers with 10% off all purchases, when you use the discount code; Faster10 at checkout. www.precisionhydration.com The benefits of starting exercise hydrated Much of the literature on hydration has focused on…

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And what can we learn from the way rowers train?  Former head of high performance at British Rowing Mark Homer offers his expert guidance. Original article published on Cycling Weekly, December 12, 2020. The opportunities to excel in more than one sport are few and far between, and in this age of increased professionalism and specialisation, such chances are becoming rarer. But there is…

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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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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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FASTER is thrilled to announce this seasons intake for How To Create Your Annual Training Plan, featuring experts in what it takes to build a successful training plan. In this interactive course, with Live class sessions, you’ll go at your own pace, connect with other Masters Rowers, and discover the foundational principles you may have been…

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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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