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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FAQ’s & feedback from my recent post

Hi there, Thanks for all the great questions and feedback from my recent post on how always training in the middle can be costly. I have summarised most of the questions and feedback below. Thanks to all that have enrolled and completed the course on ‘how to create your heart rate zones for rowing.’ Please…

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Finding the edge

In the pursuit of excellence whether in business, sport or my personal life, I like to continuously challenge where my real or perceived limits are. I often find that when I explore a limit, I find an edge. This edge is where I start to explore, understand and challenge the belief that is defining the…

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