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RowingChat: Mark O’Donovan, Irish International Rower

Irish international rower, Mark shares insight into how a professional rowing team is run and his personal strength … read more

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Irish international rower, Mark shares insight into how a professional rowing team is run and his personal strength and conditioning advice for rowing and sculling.

Timestamps:

06.00 Mark’s blog www.odonovanmark.wordpress.com
07:00 Developing large muscle groups
10:00 Bench press for developing rowers’ arms
14:00 Clue and the art of coaching
17:00 Training Zones UT2 and UT3
20:00 Testing heart rate zones protocol
23:00 Irish Squad using heart rates for training
25:00 Mental training for novices
30:00 Visualisation training
33:00 Mark’s personal journey to Rio Olympics
38:00 Irish national team
43:00 How to keep athletes rowing after University
45:00 Chances of Irish crews in the Olympics
48:00 What is trending as new to enhance performance

There’s no delicate way to put this. If you’re a regular Rowperfect reader, you’re just . . . well . . . smarter than most people looking to improve their rowing, sculling, coxing or coaching.

About Rebecca Caroe
Rebecca is the host of RowingChat podcast and is a masters athlete and coach. Passionate about helping others enjoy the sport as much as she does. View all posts from Rebecca Caroe

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