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  "If not now, when?

 

Since 2012 BUBC has been slowly building up the intensity of its training programme to GB U23 levels. We are still a way off but below is a sample of one of the hardest weeks. All our training programmes are based on intervals and athletes will typically do a light, medium and hard week in rotation. Though socials and races are a massive part of BUBC, training is what makes all of our achievements possible. We train together and win together. Training programmes are created by coaches, with specific goals for each member. Every rower has a talent and the training merges everyone's talents to create the fastest boat possible.

 

 

Training to Compete

Dedication: Training can be cold, long, arduous and lonely but the rewards are sensational.

Week 3: Autumn Term Hard
MONDAY

 

AM: Erg + Conditioning

 

PM: S&C

TUESDAY

 

AM:Off

PM: Off

 

 

WEDNESDAY

 

AM: Ergs + Conditioning

PM: S&C

 
THURSDAY

 

AM: Off

 

PM: Off

FRIDAY

 

AM: Ergs + Conditioning

 

PM: Run 5k 

SATURDAY

 

AM: Water Session - 24k sculls

 

PM: Personal Stretching

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY

 

AM: Water Session

-24k fours

PM: Personal Stretching

 

 

 

 

 

Miles Make Champions

To cover a 2000 metre Olympic course a crew on average has to repeat the same cyclical action near perfectly 236 times. But each time the oar enters the water the athlete is effectively lifting between 40kg to 60kg from his toes to his chest. The only way to ensure your body will not wilt, and your mind will not quit is to practice that motion thousands and thousands of times in the water and in the gym. As Jacob Lee, number seven in the 2015 men's 1st eight explained to a fresher:  "We train to win but most of all we train for pain."

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