Training Intensities using Stroke Rates.

Training Intensities using Strokes Per Minute   With so many measurable and unmeasurable intensities of exercise, it can be confusing to find a consistent scale of intensity to follow. With heart rates the biggest stake holder in the exercise science world, with so many variations of watches and gauges to give you information, which in…

The science of paddling Intervals

The Science Behind Paddling Intervals Our skeletal muscles, which provide movement for our bodies, are each composed of a mix of muscle fibre types commonly identified as Type I (slow-twitch), Type IIa (fast-twitch) or Type IIx (fast-twitch). Slow-twitch fibres are smaller, more efficient and fatigue resistant (more endurance) as they are better able to utilize…

Training methodology to paddling faster for longer

Training methodology to paddling faster for longer If asked to compare Low intensity training with High intensity training, I think first I would explain my understanding of what Low and High Intensity training would be. Low intensity training can fit into most exercise categories, as most day to day activities result in low intensity exercise…

Balancing the Physiological and Psychological

Balancing the Physiological and Psychological Areas of Training Sessions for Maximum Gain. Training techniques vary massively across all sports and athletes worldwide, but examine the contents and actions of elite athletes during training sessions, and you will find there is a balance of importance placed on the physiological make up of the session and the…

Fit into your Fifties.

“Fit into your fifties” Masters athletes, typically defined as racers over 40 years of age, often have bigger challenges than the younger athletes when finding consistent training and adequate recovery time. Work, family, increased recovery needs and a general lack of available time can all impede progress towards race success. That doesn’t mean that olders…

Monthly Performance Enhancing Interval Training Programs Online

Monthly training programs with a “Pre-race Peaking Program”, that can be simply placed into the week before your race. Just substitute the training week leading into your race with the “Pre-race Peak”. With feedback from some of my elite athletes using my programs and racing 1 or 2 times each month, it’s hard to get…

Training Plan Tapering to perform in peak conditioning.

Training Tapers for achieving race results Athletes spend countless hours training to perform on race day. One of the keys to racing to your potential is having a taper program to match your months of Training sessions. Tapering is a highly individualized art and science. It often takes trial and error to get to the…

Staying in the moment during Training and Racing

Training your Control level. An athlete’s ability to maintain control of their emotions in the face of adversity and remain positive is essential to winning. Two emotions which are often associated with poor performance are anxiety and anger. Emotions can claim the athlete’s level of concentration and attentional focus. Identifying when you as a athlete…