Marlene Royle and Rebecca Caroe discuss food and nutrition for rowers and how to practice racing starts.
Nutrition – from Nancy Clark’s seminar
“Sports Nutrition: Clarifying the confusion about what’s best to eat”. The link below is to the 5th edition of Nancy’s classic book. Rowing Chat has an affiliate link code. A more recent edition will publish on 20th July 2019.
Practicing Racing Starts
- Start with 3 strokes
- Build up to 10s
- Ensure you include starts in your race warmup
- Set a target race rate you want to hit – and make sure you do it
- Practice the first 3 strokes – they are slower than you think.
- Before doing starts in training – do some power strokes to get in the mindset of working hard.
We have started a new subscription training programme service – get monthly training and technique advice for masters.
In June’s Faster Masters Rowing training program you will get Training Program for May/June Peak and also August/September peak; Video on practicing racing starts for 1k racing; Video on body mobility – starting with the ankle.