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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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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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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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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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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Last week my training really suffered due to a lack of sleep. After a few nights of short, and interrupted sleep, I felt horrible and lack lustre. My morning resting heart rate was elevated and my HRV (see body battery score below) was in a hole. I knew that I needed to take it easy.…

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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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Faster podcast with Bill Chambers and Dr Charlie Simpson. 29 March 2021. Charlie is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at Oxford Brookes University and well known for his publications on Rowing. The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing and Advanced Rowing.This Master Class, will present attendees with interesting information about the relationship between common…

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