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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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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“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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Time to get ready to go fast in this years HOCR. Maybe you don’t have a coach, and not sure exactly how to prepare to be at your best come race day. You can save time in planning your training for the HOCR, and ensure you don’t make a mistake in preparing for the event…

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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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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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