Faster podcast with Bill Chambers and Dr Charlie Simpson. 29 March 2021. Charlie is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at Oxford Brookes University and well known for his publications on Rowing. The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing and Advanced Rowing.This Master Class, will present attendees with interesting information about the relationship between common…

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And what can we learn from the way rowers train?  Former head of high performance at British Rowing Mark Homer offers his expert guidance. Original article published on Cycling Weekly, December 12, 2020. The opportunities to excel in more than one sport are few and far between, and in this age of increased professionalism and specialisation, such chances are becoming rarer. But there is…

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Interview with James Goodwin, Head of physical performance and science for the Swiss Rowing Federation. James is responsible for ensuring the Swiss Team are strong and fit, to train and race. In this episode, James shares his expertise towards Masters Rowing. James and I discuss strength and condition strategies for Masters, and answer questions from…

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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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The best way to create a personal training plan, is to do it. A training plan that changes performance, is easier to create once you understand the mechanics of a great training plan. The How To Create Your Annual Training Plan combines audio and video lessons from Bill (with help from experts), along with frameworks and…

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Sharing some of the common mistakes and lessons learnt so that you can prepare for your best season ever in 2021. 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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This is a repost of an interesting article on why athletes suffer from cramp, by Andy Blow. Medically reviewed by Dr Tamara Hew-Butler. Original article can be found at precision hydration.com The causes of muscle cramp in athletes remain a contentious issue in the scientific world. We’ve taken a look at the competing theories of…

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