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Olympic Rower Vicky Thornley on Training Smart

In the 2018 season, Vicky Thornley suffered from overtraining syndrome (OTS), which prevented her from racing at the World Rowing Championships. The Olympic silver medallist shares her thoughts on how you can maximise your training, while avoiding overtraining. Read on for Vicky’s five areas to focus on: 1 – Training zones Use your heart rate and work out …

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How to get a back and shoulders like an Olympic rower

How to get a back and shoulders like an Olympic rower

Most rowers have huge backs. Each and every muscle trained to propel a boat down the river in a constant, linear, back-and-forth movement. It also looks pretty good with a shirt on top. The owner of a particularly impressive back is James Cracknell. Sitting next to the double-Olympic champion in a golf buggy as we tour …

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