Last week my training really suffered due to a lack of sleep. After a few nights of short, and interrupted sleep, I felt horrible and lack lustre. My morning resting heart rate was elevated and my HRV (see body battery score below) was in a hole. I knew that I needed to take it easy.…

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Making sure you are ready to perform at your best I’ve been asked by a few readers what supplements I take, and when I considered how to answer this question, it depends on my training and general needs. I start with a food first policy. I make sure my nutrition plan is designed to meet…

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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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Faster podcast with Bill Chambers and Dr Charlie Simpson. 29 March 2021. Charlie is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at Oxford Brookes University and well known for his publications on Rowing. The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing and Advanced Rowing.This Master Class, will present attendees with interesting information about the relationship between common…

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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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Now that I’ve been training through the winter and early spring, with plenty of long aerobic base foundation work, I’m turning my attention towards introducing some longer threshold intervals, and later on, introducing some high intensity intervals. I’m especially looking forward to the shorter, higher intensity work, as these kinds of sessions are fast, and…

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What can we learn from the studies done on other sports like running, and how does this potentially apply to rowing? We see crews that bolt out of the start and hold a fast pace all the way (Aussie Men’s 4-) and the Kiwi Pair that settle into a relentless pace and simply grind through…

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