How do the top athletes sleep?

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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Things I’m testing & trying out in Rowing this year.

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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How Alcohol Impacts Your Sleep

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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Recovery Techniques For Athletes (Masters Rowers)

Original article written by Dr Shona L Halson, Department of Physiology, Australian Institute of Sport, and re-posted with permission. Image, Mark Sisson 2020. High performance sport and the importance of successful performances have led athletes and coaches to continually seek any advantage or edge that may improve performance. It follows that the rate and quality of recovery is…

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