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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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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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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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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This is a great meal to fuel a training session up to 90 minutes long. Full of natural superfoods and slow release carbohydrates to power you along. Enjoy. 1 ½ cups of rolled oats tablespoon of chia seeds small handful of walnuts ½ cup of blackberries & raspberries (frozen work well) 1 medium sized banana…

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There are plenty of ideas and studies published on this topic. Below is what works for me and my athletes, based on science and best practice guidance from National Institute’s of Sport and World Tour cycling team scientists. When you first wake up hydrate with water. Preparation for race day starts as soon as you…

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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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