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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Why do so many elite cyclists have a background in rowing?

And what can we learn from the way rowers train?  Former head of high performance at British Rowing Mark Homer offers his expert guidance. Original article published on Cycling Weekly, December 12, 2020. The opportunities to excel in more than one sport are few and far between, and in this age of increased professionalism and specialisation, such chances are becoming rarer. But there is…

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Training Update – Week 34 – 4 Weeks To Go!

Wow. What a big week,following a big week of both volume and the introduction of more high intensity. It’s always a fine balance of when to introduce high intensity, and how to introduce the intensity. I have found that I respond best to a 4-week block, two to three session a week is enough, and…

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