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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FASTER is thrilled to announce this seasons intake for How To Create Your Annual Training Plan, featuring experts in what it takes to build a successful training plan. In this interactive course, with Live class sessions, you’ll go at your own pace, connect with other Masters Rowers, and discover the foundational principles you may have been…

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Podcast interview with Andy Blow from Precision Hydration. In this episode, Andy and I cover the topics related to hydration for masters rowing, and answer questions from the Facebook Masters Rowing Group. Click here to join the Masters Rowing Group on Facebook. How does hydration affect cramping What to drink, how much and when What…

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Original article published on Training Peaks, by Molly Breslin 2020 Rowing is predominately an endurance sport, and mitochondria play a fundamental role in your performance as a Masters Rower. Molly Breslin breaks down what mitochondria is, why it is important, and how you can increase it. Many of you may wonder what mitochondria are and…

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Recovery Through Sleep Sharing an article I came across whilst researching approaches to recovery. Original article on Training Peaks and by Simon Wegerif, 2020 Simon Wegerif explains how proper sleep habits affects training and recovery, and how to make the most of your sleep. Sleep is one of the main mechanism by which the body…

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