Always training in the middle can be costly. In fact, it can cost you your season and possibly your health.

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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How to avoid making season killing mistakes

Sharing some of the common mistakes and lessons learnt so that you can prepare for your best season ever in 2023. 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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USRowing Masters Webinar – 2 April 2022

USRowing has organised a full Saturday conference of masters-specific educational content offered virtually. Plenty of interesting speakers including a keynote presentation from Dr. Stephen Seiler on ‘Appropriate training for masters athletes’.

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What It Takes to Row Across an Ocean

A new study gathers insights from 71 trans-ocean rowers who (mostly) made it to the other side. Sharing original article by Alex Hutchinson, Sweat Science 9 February 2022 Last year, while reporting an article on learning how to suffer better, I interviewed transatlantic rower Bryce Carlson. His stories about dodging hurricanes during his record-setting 38-day row…

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3 Tasty Time Saver Ergo Workouts

Here are some of my favourite time saver workouts, you can incorporate into your training, to get a great workout in less than an hour! These are individual sessions, not a training program. If you’re training 4-5 times a week, then one of these workouts per week would be a good starting point, with the…

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Workouts of the week

Couple of sessions that are handy to include in your general preparation period to spice it up a bit. These can be done on the water or the ergo. Session 1 20 min progressive warm up and activation3 x (6 x 2 min on/off) Target 95% of race pace split split. Stroke rate 28-305 min…

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Workout of the week

This week’s workout is from Craig Smith. Craig is the head of rowing at Caufields Grammar School in Melbourne. He is also a super fast Masters Rower. Craig’s haul of medals from the Aussie Masters Regatta 2021 Aerobic intervals on the Ergo Sets of 500m on 1 min off at T2.  Rate 27-29.  Do them…

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