USRowing Masters Webinar – 2 April 2022

USRowing has organised a full Saturday conference of masters-specific educational content offered virtually. Plenty of interesting speakers including a keynote presentation from Dr. Stephen Seiler on ‘Appropriate training for masters athletes’.

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Always training in the middle can be costly. In fact, it can cost you your season and possibly your health.

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 Power and Importance of Mitochondria in Rowing

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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What It Takes to Row Across an Ocean

A new study gathers insights from 71 trans-ocean rowers who (mostly) made it to the other side. Sharing original article by Alex Hutchinson, Sweat Science 9 February 2022 Last year, while reporting an article on learning how to suffer better, I interviewed transatlantic rower Bryce Carlson. His stories about dodging hurricanes during his record-setting 38-day row…

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3 Tasty Time Saver Ergo Workouts

Here are some of my favourite time saver workouts, you can incorporate into your training, to get a great workout in less than an hour! These are individual sessions, not a training program. If you’re training 4-5 times a week, then one of these workouts per week would be a good starting point, with the…

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