The workout of the week is from Anne-Marie Howald. Head junior & U23 coach for the Swiss Federation. When Ian Wright was the head coach of Switzerland, apparently the Ladder Of Death (LOD) was one of the squads favourites. Word of advice. Make sure you are well warmed up, and don’t do this every day.…

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The workout of the week is from Zurich club coach, Hugo Pfister. When Hugo is not coaching the club crews in Zurich, he is keeping fit and going extremely fast. Here is Hugo’s workout of the week for the ergo or on the water. VO2 Capacity Training 10 min warm up 4 x 2min at…

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Land based workout with Craig Smith Craig is the head of rowing at Caulfield Grammar School, Victoria, Australia, and the holder of the impressive haul of Masters medals from this years Australian Masters Championships. On the Erg.  Aerobic intervals. Sets of 500m on 1 min off at T2.  Rate 27-29.  Do them in sets of…

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“The Time Contracter” by Dr Charlie Simpson “Time Contracter” is 60 mins with 6 mins easy pace (e.g. UT2 and 4 mins moderate effort (UT1/AT) until the clock hits zero (so six intervals of 4 mins by the end)….If doing on the erg, during the final 2 mins of both the 6min easy and 4 mins…

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Anaerobic workout of the week Personal favourite of mine. I call this le canibale session, because you feel like you are on the attack! This is designed for developing anaerobic capacity. Strength & Conditioning with James Goodwin James is the head of sports performance for the Swiss Rowing Federation. In this short video, James demonstrates…

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Time to get ready to go fast in this years HOCR. Maybe you don’t have a coach, and not sure exactly how to prepare to be at your best come race day. You can save time in planning your training for the HOCR, and ensure you don’t make a mistake in preparing for the event…

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Dr Dan Plews favourite interval session  Dr Dan was the head physiologist at New Zealand Rowing, and responsible for designing the training sessions for the likes of the Kiwi Pair. 8 x 4 min at 103% to 105% of your Critical Power or in Zone 4 (93-95% of max heart rate) with 2 min recovery…

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In the gym Over head squats with a bucket of water in each hand. Fill the buckets with water, and do 4 x (8-10) squats without getting wet. Anne-Marie Boule, Swiss Rowing Federation Coach. Check out more from Anne-Marie in our podcast episode together by clicking here. On the water or ergo Strength endurance session.…

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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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