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Rowing and bulimia

Rowing and bulimia

We dive into the challenging topic of eating disorders in rowers including revelations from one listener about his bulimia. Timestamps to the show 02:00 This Past Week – what we do to advocate for masters rowing. Reading ROAR by Stacy Sims. 10:00 What’s in the April program on Faster Masters? 1k and 5k programs. Technique […]

Create rowing training groups

Create rowing training groups

Creating rowing training groups which encompass athletes of different speeds and skill levels is a big challenge for a rowing coach. You may find different ways of doing this from setting crews comprising faster and slower athletes so the average boat speed is similar, to setting off your slowest crews first and allowing the faster […]

2k race strategies

2k race strategies

What should you do in the 3rd 500 meters of a 2k race? Faster Masters Rowing Radio – the podcast for masters rowers. Tips, advice and discussion from Marlene Royle and Rebecca Caroe. Timestamps to the show 06:00 This Past Week – things we do to advocate for and advance masters rowing around the world. […]

How I got a PR on the erg

How I got a PR on the erg

I just wanted to tell you and Rebecca how much I have enjoyed the Faster Masters program so far.  After a taper last week, I had the CRASH Bs last Sunday (2K) and an asynchronous doubles race (1K) Wednesday and another 2K in the US Lightweight Indoor Rowing National Championships today, aka the donut indoor regatta. […]

Get fit learning to row

Get fit learning to row

Getting fit while learning to row and scull is challenging because learning how to handle the oars is more difficult than most people think. Until you have good bladework skills you will likely find it hard to grow aerobic fitness from your on-water exercise.  Do not get frustrated because we have recommendations. Firstly, you need […]

Rowing layback or swing?

Rowing layback or swing?

Which is better Layback or swing? Experts explain the difference and how to pick which you need for your rowing and sculling. Timestamps 03:50 This week in masters rowing we have worked on the March Faster Masters program specially on spine health for rowing. We are supporting the US Rowing Indoor championships CRASH-Bs 08:50 We […]

Rowing Cross Training

Rowing Cross Training

Rebecca and Marlene discuss: – How does cross training fit in? Pluses and cautions – Force curves – common observations – Listener Calls Timestamps to the show 06:00 This Past Week – what we’ve been doing to advocate for Masters Rowing Marlene’s coaching correspondence included an athlete who was under-performing and concerned about making progress. […]