This year I’m experimenting with monitoring HRV to understand both how I’m responding to training (stress) and recovery (rest) to optimise my training response and avoid overtraining. So far, I’m still learning and building up a baseline. I’m researching different sources of information and will share these with you. Sharing original article found at the…

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Excited to share my latest episode of the Faster Podcast, this time with Dr Charlie Simpson. Charlie is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at Oxford Brookes University and well known for his publications. The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing and Advanced Rowing. In this episode, Charlie and I cover the following topics…

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Sharing exerts from original articles on HRV, published on Harvard University Health Blog (2017) and Oura website 2020. What is HRV? As popular as the metaphor may be, a healthy heart doesn’t beat as regularly as a metronome—it actually changes its rhythm with each beat. This constant variation in milliseconds between your heartbeats is known…

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Every year I take a look at a few things to experiment with. All with the aim of improving my personal performance. In this post I’m sharing what I’m experimenting with for rowing, across different aspects, and over the coming months, I will share updates in my newsletter. New Carbon Pack from Filippi I’ll be…

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One of the things I’ve been experimenting with, over the last 8-weeks, is measuring and tracking my Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and Morning Resting Heart Rate (MRHR). I’m doing this to understand how I am recovering from training and day-to-day stress. I’ve been really surprised at the impact of a couple of glasses of wine…

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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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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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