1. Weight Training for Indoor Rowing

    Weight Training for Indoor Rowing

    This blog post originally appeared on our FM Rowing site here. I am very often asked about weight training and its effectiveness for improving indoor rowing times. To answer this correctly, in my opinion, I need to know more about the individual asking the question as it is rarely a one size fits all scenario. […]

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  2. Mental Toughness

    Mental Toughness

    Mental Toughness for Rowing Performance. ‘It’s OK for you, you are mentally strong’. ‘It’s OK for you, you are good at rowing – you love it’! I have heard people say these things to me on many occasions. Whether they are true or not is a different story, but what is certainly true is that […]

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  3. Keep Going at Rowing … Sam’s 5 Top Tips

    Keep Going at Rowing … Sam’s 5 Top Tips

    This article was originally published on FM Rowing. I was recently asked my opinion on the very general topic of ‘Top Tips’ for rowing. Rather than focus on issues related to the use of the machine or technique, I instead focussed on a lifestyle approach to answering the very pertinent question ‘What are the things […]

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  4. The “More is more myth”

    The “More is more myth”

    This article was originally published on FM Rowing The “More is more myth” In a highly competitive world where athletes are bigger, better, faster, and stronger than ever we feel it is necessary to increase our volume and length of workouts to reach optimal performance. While one on the outside looking in watches professional athletes […]

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  5. A Year in the Life of an Ergomaniac

    A Year in the Life of an Ergomaniac

    This article was originally published on FM Rowing In my work, I speak to clients every day about transformation – that is, initiating and undergoing a programme of change that results in a marked improvement to their organisation.  Nearly a year ago to the day, I decided to kick off my own personal programme of […]

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  6. Mind Over Matter

    Mind Over Matter

    This article was originally published on FM Rowing This phrase came to mind during and after a session which had me lying on the ground gasping, legs burning, and looking at the seconds tick away between sets. I had came to terms on my third set that this would be my last set even though the work out […]

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  7. Margins, Expectations, and Perspective

    Margins, Expectations, and Perspective

    This article was originally published on FM Rowing. I actually wrote some of this short blog in reverse as I started to get some clarity on a very mixed morning. I am not sure what purpose it will serve other than knowing that on this occasion it’s intended to make me feel better! I’ve had a […]

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  8. Where is Your Comfort Zone?

    Where is Your Comfort Zone?

    This article was originally published on FM Rowing. Obviously there are multiple answers to this question, but most of you reading this will relate to it in a training capacity. Sessions we’re familiar with or find easier to complete are definitely in our ‘comfort zone’, whereas those we find physically or mentally demanding are clearly […]

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  9. Training Doesn’t Always Have to be Perfect

    Training Doesn’t Always Have to be Perfect

    This article was originally published on FM Rowing. I’m a huge believer in having a training plan. When we are left to our own devices, we will naturally gravitate towards the sessions that we enjoy most, rather than the areas we need to work on. I have a coach called Eddie Fletcher who has been […]

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  10. Limiting Factors

    Limiting Factors

    This article was originally published on FM Rowing. This blog is good therapy for me. I know this blog tends to have a different tone to the others with me talking about my experiences and stuff that I went through in my journey rather than anything directly helpful to you improving your 2k time etc. […]

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