Sam talks about the sauna, gym etiquette, key factors in successful schoolboy rowing programs, rowing at an American university, how to row an hour of power, intermittent fasting, plyometrics and deadlifting.
Sam talks about lifting for performance vs size; sets, reps and rest.
Sam talks about being your own coach, how to navigate training the day after hard training, structural integrity, the relative importance of training and absolute vs relative strength.
Sam talks about Geraint Thomas, training with injury, the importance of height in rowing, Eric Murray's strength training and uneven pectoral development.
Sam talks about the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong & sleep and answers questions on the sauna, yoga, caffeine, sumo vs coventional and gaining 1lb per week.
Sam talks about having your own criteria for success, fasting, resistance training for indoor rowing, what coxes should do when rowers erg, how to gain weight and pre-competition coitus.
Sam talks about how you should scarcely comment on social media, how running might not necessarily help you lose weight, how many lengths of boat speed is a girlfriend worth and the caloric requirements of building muscle and training hard.
Sam talks about training & performing in the heat vs the cold, the 500m WR, training with sickness, getting healthy, motivation and recruiting.
Sam talks about life at 120kg+, birthdays, mobility, yoga, rest and how to maintain strength while losing weight.
Sam talks about how he deals with injuries, the difference between steady state and aerobic training, how he overcame career low points, the mentally required to go sub 6:05 for 2km, massage, compression garments and sensory deprivation tanks.
Sam talks about smartphones, music during training, the aerobic requirements for power athletes, cryotherapy and walking.
Sam talks about UFC 225, deloading, how to train through a rib stress fracture, what to do before a 2k test, the difference between lifting for higher or lower reps, recovery and sleep.
Sam talks about his current training, the UFC, Lebron James, steady-state rowing, optimal body composition and gaining mass.
Sam talks about his favourite podcasts, answers question about periodisation and the contentious issue that is aerobic training as well as reads from Lots of Watts about Beta Alanine, Fish Oil and Vitamin D.
Sam reads about peri-workout nutrition, nutrient cycling, intermittent fasting, supplement use, caffiene and creatine.
Sam answers questions about how to not fall off the ergo seat, his current training/nutrition, sodium bicarbonate and beetroot juice. Sam also reads from Lots of Watts regarding nutrition.
Sam squarks about #shredforthewed, back maladies, how to "shred", when improving means going faster and considerations for outfitting a home gym.
Sam talks about his powerlifting comp last weekend, #shredforthwed and cross-training for indoor rowing performance.
Sam talks about his upcoming powerlifting competition, injury and answers questions on where to put your conditioning work when powerlifting, whether low bar squatting is better for rowing and why progress stagnates.
Sam reads about pacing, pre-race nutrition, warming-up and tapering.