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My Year in Sport 2019

Thanks to everyone who encouraged and supported me. If I compare my results of ‘Year in Sport 2019’ to the results of those I follow on Strava such as Hans S. (Netherlands), Mark Mendes (South Africa), Mike Ramseyer (UK), Jonny Wignall (UK), Trevor Silvera (the Philippines – who cycles some 70 Kms/ day) then my …

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My 146K in the 2019 Concept 2 Fall Team Challenge

My 146K in the 2019 Concept 2 Fall Team Challenge

The Concept 2 Fall Team Challenge is a club challenge where club members try to reach either 100,000 meters or 200,000 meters by the end of the challenge. The Ailish Sheehan All Stars Team was put together by Austin Milne as a tribute and in loving memory of his cousin Ailish Sheenan who passed away …

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Concept 2 Fall Team Challenge – The ‘Ailish Sheehan All Stars’ Team

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My 500,000 Lifetime Meters on the Concept 2 Indoor Rower

Today I did a 1-hour session (12,6Km) on the Concept 2 indoor rower. This brings me to a total of 500,000 Lifetime Meters (500 Km to-date). Rowing is a full body workout and it is a most enjoyable activity. I would like to thank everyone who have motivated me. There is a huge list of …

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Never Too Old For Indoor Rowing

Never Too Old For Indoor Rowing

38 competitors over the age of eighty (80) entered the ‘World Rowing Indoor Sprints’ hosted in March 2019. Indoor rowing is for all ages but having an 80+ entering the competition is inspiring to say the least. British record holder Heidi Richards only started indoor rowing three years ago. She got silver at the ‘World …

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Rowing and your Muscles

Rowing is a coordinated muscle action that involves every large muscle group in the body. The following sections illustrate the primary muscles used during each movement of the rowing stroke. 1. The Catch 2. The Drive 3. The Finish 4. The Recovery Click on an image to enlarge it Sources: Daily Burn Dynamic Indoor Rowers …

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My First 2 x 7,500 m on a Concept 2 Indoor Rower

Today I did my first 2 x 7,500m (15Km in total) on the Concept 2 indoor rower. I feel really pleased about it but this is a “drop in the ocean” when compared to what other indoor rowers do. Daniel, my rowing buddy in Michigan (US) does between 15K and 25Km every single day! Talk …

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Mizuno British Rowing Indoor Championships 2018 – The Largest Indoor Rowing Competition in the World

Saturday, 8 December saw over 2,000 competitors take part in the 2018 Mizuno British Rowing Indoor Championships. With 120 races over 83 events it officially became the biggest indoor rowing event in the world. Racing started at 9am and went on non-stop into the evening, culminating in the men’s 4,000m relay event. The team relays …

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What is tapering and how to do it?

GB Rowing Team Paralympic Pathway Talent ID and Invictus Games Coach Hannah Lawton explains What is tapering? “Most people don’t like to take time off and we always feel the need to train. We feel that the more we train the better we become. But the smart individual is the person who knows when to …

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Graham Benton answers your indoor rowing questions

Graham Benton answers your indoor rowing questions

Indoor rowing pro Graham Benton took over the British Rowing Instagram account to answer your questions. Graham Benton competing at BRIC 2016 (Naomi Baker) Indoor rowing pro Graham Benton answered all your indoor rowing questions from race day tips to over-training. Here are some highlights: Training Is steady state the best way to get faster? “I believe …

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