Welcome to RowFaster.net
My name is Alex Fergus, I am a health coach, entrepreneur, blogger and a natural athlete who’s constantly seeking to enhance my performance by optimising health, experimenting with unconventional training and diet protocols and quantifying everything I do throughout the process.
This website was setup with one purpose – to log my journey to make a boat go faster. It’s as simple as that. I used to row, but that was 10 years ago (since then I have won natural bodybuilding competitions, broken powerlifting records, tried my hand at sprint cycling, burnt myself out through overtraining and learnt a ton in the process). Recently (late 2016) I decided to give rowing another crack.
But this time I want to do things a little bit differently… I want to experiment with keto diets, minimalistic training, various supplements and the latest tech and gadgets.
The goal? I’ve always thought a sub 6min erg time was extremely impressive. My personal best was 6:26 – when I was about 20 years old and weighed 75kgs. At the time of writing I am 29 years old and weigh close to 95kg. I’m a lot more powerful than I was at 75kg but my fitness is shot…
Anyway, I digress. So to summarise, I set this web blog up as a place to dump my thoughts, post my training logs, share my experiments and refer back to when I forget what I’m doing! I don’t expect an audience, so If you are reading this please say hi.
I will send out important blog updates to those who want them (simply sign up to my email list). But again, this isn’t a ‘education/learning type blog… that’s what my blog at www.alexfergus.com is for. This is simply a place for me to showcase what I’m doing.
And if I didn’t make it clear, I plan on Rowing – aka Crew if you’re from USA. Whether the emphasis will be on the water or on the erg (or both) I’m not too sure yet. But I think a lot of what will be shared on Rowfaster.net will interest and benefit any athlete – endurance or not.
So if you read this far, leave a comment below saying so, subscribe if you want to share the results of my upcoming crazy experiments and wish me luck as I explore attempt to put 10 years of education and experiences into practice – making a boat move faster!