Gareth Turner |

Balancing holidays with training

As the GB Rowing Team continue to enjoy some much-needed downtime, Gareth Turner, GBRT Sport Scientist, explores the research behind taking a prolonged break and returning to training

It’s been a rollercoaster year for the GB rowers. Although there has been no international competition, the Olympic team accumulated roughly 170,000 km of ergometer, cycling and running mileage, and celebrated 52 personal bests during training in lockdown… which surely deserves a break.

This is a chance for the body and mind to rest, repair and gain strength for next season. After all the Olympic Games is now less than a year away!


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