As we head into winter and the impending Holiday Season that now seems to stretch from October to January, it may be comforting to know that – if you must – you can get away with significantly reduced training without losing much of your hard-earned fitness. Came across this article and though you may be interested in reading it too.

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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. Aerobic intervals on the Ergo Sets of 500m on 1 min off at T2.  Rate 27-29.  Do them in sets of 10 and accumulate 12-15km worth of 500s. …

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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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