Robin Williams |

Combining training and technique

How should you divide your training sessions? Coach Consultant Robin Williams shares some ideas for how you can optimise your time

In a typical rowing week, it is always a challenge to decide how to divide your training time between physical training, technique, strength and flexibility.

Although there are some who see training and technique as separate activities, I am convinced you can – and need – to combine them and be time-efficient too. After all, there is little value in just having a powerful engine if a poor gearbox wastes the energy and prevents efficient use of your power, and conversely rowing is not a dressage sport either – we all know how hard rowers train in order to move a boat well.

Much depends on how many hours or sessions per week you can fit in.

The more sessions you can do, the more balanced you have to be with your training mix to avoid overload.


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