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Ageing and Performance

Muscle power and strength

Sleep deprivation

Sleep your way to better performance

Sports Drinks

When sports drinks don’t work

Caffeine: old friend, new findings!

Andrew Hamilton explains new research about training and competing with caffeine supplements

Maximising the Anabolic Response to Training

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.

Fatmax: fat fact or fat fiction?

The loss of excess fat isn’t just aesthetic – it almost always produces enhanced performance

Warming up: the latest research into stretching

There’s increasing evidence that stretching before exercise doesn’t improve performance or reduce injury risk

Olympic rowing training programme

Eight-month training plan to improve all aspects of rowing

Circuit training: how to construct a rowing exercise

Constructing sport specific circuit workouts

Circuit training: constructing a rowing workout plan

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.

Women's non supported dumbbell row

Women's non supported dumbbell row

Developing the upper and lower back will mean doing rows of all forms.

Low Cable Rows with Medium Grip Bar

Low Cable Rows with Medium Grip Bar

Rowers of all descriptions are important to shoulder health and power development.

Nutritional strategy for optimum rowing performance

Why fluid is the key for pre-competition lightweight rowers

Physiology in Rowing

New methods of monitoring elite rowers

Rowing Performance Dependent on Height

Recipe for the perfect rower

Rowing training: how to maximise your 2,000m rowing performance

2,000m rowing is the ultimate test of power and endurance

Rowing Training for Veterans

Masters rowing – don’t fear the reaper!

Elite Rowing: Maintaining Maximum Condition

Life at the top – how are elite rowers tested and monitored?

Back pain: rowing injuries treatment and prevention

Lower back injuries for rowers

Rowing training: breathing techniques

A critical look at the way rowers breathe:

Synchronising breathing

Rowers work long and hard to perfect their rowing strokes, but should they also learn to coordinate their breathing with their rowing?

Weight training

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

Training Secrets: Get out of the gym and on to the water!

Training: altitude or sea-level

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.

endurance training | Noel frost | rowing

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

Methods, fitness, lung function

A critical look at recent research into training methods, fitness needs and lung function

treadmill training

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 | rowing world record

Noel Frost: How I started from nothing and won a rowing gold medal in nine months

rowing training

Rowing Training: Here's the start of a month-by-month rowing programme which led to two world records.

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