We’ve all had that feeling where the thought of setting eyes on the grey machine is enough to make us run for the hills, but perhaps, when that mindset is present running for the hills is exactly what’s needed?
Rowing is a sport where high volumes of training are the norm. With diverse physiological demands placed on the body, it is essential that researched fuelling strategies are implemented to ensure optimal performance.
Why is it that some tasks seem desirable and worthy, whilst others seem a chore? We discuss the concept of motivation, especially during lockdown.
For those with aspirations of triumphing at an elite sporting level, the sacrifice of time and energy is demanded in return. Is it the unrelenting training that creates exceptional athletes?
Training and competing in a sport through university can also be the initial steps down the path of a lifetime of sporting habits.
As British Rowing enters Phase F, signifying the long-awaited return to crew rowing, a small sense of normality can be felt in boat clubs around the country.
David Vallance, West End Rowing Club's club captain, talks about the experience of a life time - rowing in, and exploring New Zealand.
Erg training is a necessary evil of rowing. So we've asked for your most hated erg pieces. There's some classics, and some damn right evil ones. But we'll leave that to you to decide. In the meantime, pass the bucket...
Reported benefits of warming up include; enhanced physical performance, reduced muscle soreness and injury prevention. Ellie Travis, sports injury specialist at Performance Sports Therapy, provides us with expert insight into some great warm up techniques to do before your water session.