"If not now,when?"

   Greg Searle 2012 Olympic Bronze Medallist

 

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: Off

 

 

Noon: Pilates

 

PM: Ergo 60 minutes rate18

TUESDAY

 

AM:Strength and conditioning

 

Noon: Off

 

PM: Circuits - one hour

 

 

WEDNESDAY

 

AM: Water Session

- 6k eights

 

Noon: Off

 

PM: Ergo 2 x 30'

minutes rate 22

 
THURSDAY

 

AM: Strength and conditioning

 

Noon: Pilates

 

PM: Spinning - one hour

FRIDAY

 

AM: Off

 

 

Noon: Off

 

PM: Run 6k 

SATURDAY

 

AM: Water Session - 12k sculls

 

Noon: Off

 

PM: Personal Stretching

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY

 

AM: Water Session

-12k fours

 

Noon: Off

 

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 deadlifting 60kg from his toes to his chest. The only way to ensure your body will not wilt, 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."