Nutrition for rowing with Dr Charlie Simpson, Oxford Brookes

Join my conversation with Dr Charlie Simpson about nutrition for rowers.  How to fuel for different training sessions What to eat and when after exercising or strength training Supplements (BCAA, Beta Alanine, Protein etc…) Are all calories the same What to watch out for in diets Options for vegetarians  Dr Charlie Simpson, Senior Lecturer in…

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How Beet Juice may improve athletic performance.

Extract of article published on Verywellfit.com July 25, 2019. Beets can provide a competitive edge for athletes and can improve performance by almost 16% according to a 2014 study by the University of Exeter. Athletes and active adults are leaning more towards nutrient-dense foods to improve athletic performance. Diets rich in vegetables like beets are…

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How to adjust supplements to your training needs

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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Training intensity for Masters Rowing with Dr Charlie Simpson

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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How to stay hydrated during ergo training

Many of us will be doing a lot of training on the rowing machine in these coming weeks, and it’s important to understand the impact of sweat and proper hydration. This article by Andy Blow, provides good insights and tips for all of us using the Concept2 to train indoors. Original article by Andy Blow,…

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How to hydrate for rowing

Podcast interview with Andy Blow from Precision Hydration. In this episode, Andy and I cover the topics related to hydration for masters rowing, and answer questions from the Facebook Masters Rowing Group. Click here to join the Masters Rowing Group on Facebook. How does hydration affect cramping What to drink, how much and when What…

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Athletes: Fit but Unhealthy?

Scientific article I’m reading and wrapping my brain around the paradox presented by Dr Phil Maffetone & Paul Laursen. “While the words “fit” and “healthy” are often used synonymously in everyday language, the terms have entirely separate meanings. Fitness describes the ability to perform a given exercise task, and health explains a person’s state of…

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