Sharing exerts from original articles on HRV, published on Harvard University Health Blog (2017) and Oura website 2020. What is HRV? As popular as the metaphor may be, a healthy heart doesn’t beat as regularly as a metronome—it actually changes its rhythm with each beat. This constant variation in milliseconds between your heartbeats is known…

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Many of us will be doing a lot of training on the rowing machine in these coming weeks, and it’s important to understand the impact of sweat and proper hydration. This article by Andy Blow, provides good insights and tips for all of us using the Concept2 to train indoors. Original article by Andy Blow,…

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This is the time of year (winter 2020/21) when a lot of masters rowers ask about strength training. Should they? Shouldn’t they? Should they lift heavy or light? Free weights or machines? And what about Crossfit? Rowing is a power endurance sport, listen to the top coaches and masters rowers on my podcast, and there…

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Original article published on Training Peaks, by Molly Breslin 2020 Rowing is predominately an endurance sport, and mitochondria play a fundamental role in your performance as a Masters Rower. Molly Breslin breaks down what mitochondria is, why it is important, and how you can increase it. Many of you may wonder what mitochondria are and…

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Recovery Through Sleep Sharing an article I came across whilst researching approaches to recovery. Original article on Training Peaks and by Simon Wegerif, 2020 Simon Wegerif explains how proper sleep habits affects training and recovery, and how to make the most of your sleep. Sleep is one of the main mechanism by which the body…

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It’s so important to stay below the stress radar when everyone around is not feeling well and you are training. Train smart and accumulate enough time in zone 2 to continue to build the aerobic base yet not create too much stress signalling. Keep your immune system strong and use this time to invest in…

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