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Muscle power and strength
Sleep your way to better performance
When sports drinks don’t work
Andrew Hamilton explains new research about training and competing with caffeine supplements
Nick Tiller presents six evidence-driven but seldom practised methods by which athletes can promote the anabolic process to maximise training adaptation, promote recovery and improve athletic performance.
The loss of excess fat isn’t just aesthetic – it almost always produces enhanced performance
There’s increasing evidence that stretching before exercise doesn’t improve performance or reduce injury risk
Eight-month training plan to improve all aspects of rowing
Constructing sport specific circuit workouts
Circuit training is a highly-advanced training tool for improving specific areas of performance weakness. Circuit training principles can be used to focus in on any aspect of your training, in any sport you do, in a way that rapidly brings you super-charged results.
Developing the upper and lower back will mean doing rows of all forms.
Rowers of all descriptions are important to shoulder health and power development.
Why fluid is the key for pre-competition lightweight rowers
New methods of monitoring elite rowers
Recipe for the perfect rower
2,000m rowing is the ultimate test of power and endurance
Masters rowing – don’t fear the reaper!
Life at the top – how are elite rowers tested and monitored?
Lower back injuries for rowers
A critical look at the way rowers breathe:
Rowers work long and hard to perfect their rowing strokes, but should they also learn to coordinate their breathing with their rowing?
Weight Training: In hopes of improving their raw muscle power, competitive rowers engage in weight training during the off-season, but new research suggests that they might be better off pushing on their oars instead of using weight machines or free weights.
Training Secrets: Get out of the gym and on to the water!
In related work carried out by researchers at the University of Copenhagen, competitive rowers who trained at sea level achieved significantly greater gains in fitness, compared to rowers who trained at altitude.
In late 1996, at the age of 57, Noel Frost set two rowing world records in his sector - 55-59 male (heavy) - for the 30- and 60-minute distances. Here he describes months 2 and 3 of the training programme that led to the achievement
A critical look at recent research into training methods, fitness needs and lung function
Treadmill training: In mid-May, newspaper headlines trumpeted the news: treadmills are the best exercise device for individuals interested in burning calories and losing weight, beating stationary bicycles, stair machines, rowing devices, and cross-country ski machines by a whopping margin.
Noel Frost: How I started from nothing and won a rowing gold medal in nine months
Rowing Training: Here's the start of a month-by-month rowing programme which led to two world records.