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

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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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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Analysis of Tokyo Olympics results

Analysis provided by expert guest contributor, Dr Valery Kleshnev, Biorow. Radical changes were observed in the race strategy, which is now much more even. The winners were among the slowest at the first 100-150m after start, but significantly faster than their competitors during the middle of the race. A strong cross-tail wind allowed for quick times…

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Workout of the week

Dr Dan Plews favourite interval session  Dr Dan was the head physiologist at New Zealand Rowing, and responsible for designing the training sessions for the likes of the Kiwi Pair. 8 x 4 min at 103% to 105% of your Critical Power or in Zone 4 (93-95% of max heart rate) with 2 min recovery…

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Workout of the week

In the gym Over head squats with a bucket of water in each hand. Fill the buckets with water, and do 4 x (8-10) squats without getting wet. Anne-Marie Boule, Swiss Rowing Federation Coach. Check out more from Anne-Marie in our podcast episode together by clicking here. On the water or ergo Strength endurance session.…

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How to adjust supplements to your training needs

Making sure you are ready to perform at your best I’ve been asked by a few readers what supplements I take, and when I considered how to answer this question, it depends on my training and general needs. I start with a food first policy. I make sure my nutrition plan is designed to meet…

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