Molesey Boat Club - Phil Bourguignon

Phil Bourguignon began his coaching in Brisbane following a long career as a lightweight rower for Queensland. He was selected on Australian Junior teams as a coach in 2003 and 2004 as well as U23 and World uni games in 2004. In late 2004 Phil held the position of AIS Rowing Scholarship Coach and immediately after completing his Scholarship joined Sydney University Boat Club in January 2006, becoming Director of Rowing in early 2007.

Between the years of 2006-2009 Phil coached on the Australian U23 and Senior rowing teams. In 2006 he took a squad of U23 women to the Hazelwinkel and came home with gold and bronze. In 2007 Phil was appointed coach of the Men’s U23 Eight and won bronze in Scotland. 2008 saw Phil coaching again at U23 level, looking after the Women’s Double Scull and in 2009 he was appointed to coach on the Senior Team gaining fourth – again with the Women’s Double Scull.

During Phil’s tenure at Sydney Uni, the club consolidated its position as a major development club within Australian rowing. Under Phil’s guidance the club won the NSW State Championship Honours Trophy in 2006,7, 8 and 9, were the leading club on points at the 2008 and 2009 Nationals and contributed 11 of 32 athletes to the Australian Senior Team in 2009 and 6 to the U23 team.

Phil joined London Boat Club in 2010 as Head Coach and steered them to success with wins at Henley Royal Regatta.

In 2013, Phil joined Molesey Rowing Club as Head Coach, and uses both the MyoTruk and MyoThrusta for his training programs.

"With rowing heavily involving the legs and core muscles, squatting alone provide many problematic issues such as an athlete not being able to support heavy weights through their core muscles. MyoQuip systems can do the extra weights without worrying about the core muscles, which provides more strength gain without the worries of injuries to the back."

"When athletes get too strong for their skeletal frame and core stabililty in squatting, they can use the MyoThrusta and the MyoTruk to increase strength safely where they can add far more weight than they are able to squat without the risk of injuring their back."

"After a long session on the water, backs are fatigued. Therefore, squatting after rowing is very dangerous. With the use of the MyoThrusta and the MyoTruk systems, athletes can still do their heavy weights after a long and hard session on the water."

"From my use with the MyoThrusta and the MyoTruk systems, I employ them heavily in my training programmes with athletes rowing at elite levels. I have not had one back injury to my athletes in 2 years of heavy training"