Siemens has provided the GB Rowing Team with the RapidPoint blood-gas analyser to assist in training and improve performance.

The blood-gas analyser enables the team to receive performance data by monitoring athletes’ adaption to high-intensity training.

GB Rowing Team physiologist Mark Homer said the use of RapidPoint to measure blood pH and bicarbonate helped them to understand the differences between rowers and identify areas for improvement.

”This allows us to track how individuals are adapting to high-intensity training towards the climax of the racing season,” Homer said.