Workout of the week

Endurance Builder This weeks workout is aimed at those that want to improve their aerobic base. Improving your aerobic base, requires spending time exercising at or just below your aerobic threshold. For most rowers, this will be at 75% of peak heart rate. 90 minute endurance session 15 minutes on the erg bike 30 minutes…

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All about the right fit with Bont Rowing

Listen to my conversation with Istvan Nemeth, Managing Director of Bont Shoes and Bont Rowing, as we discuss the importance of having the right fit and connection through the feet, from the drive and through the recovery. Istvan will cover some of the key points you need to pay attention to when choosing your shoe…

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Workout of the week

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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Workout of the week

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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Workout of the week

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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Insight into the secrets behind high-performing teams.

What an amazing Olympic Games and an amazing Olympic Rowing Regatta for Australia. The most successful Olympic Games for Australia in quite a while. With 17 Gold medals, (2 Gold and 2 Bronze in rowing) and 46 medals in total, Australia finished 6th on the Olympic medals table. How is it that a country with…

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Workout of the week

“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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Workout of the week

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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