Training for the Complete Rower
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This book aims to provide and challenge coaches and rowers with best practice, advice, principles, and training programs to improve their rowing experience and performance. Regardless of whether you are looking to improve on-water performance, set an indoor rowing personal best, or enhance the quality of your training, you will find something of value within these pages. Topics covered include training and technique; egrometer training; specific rowing conditioning; strength training; monitoring and assessing land training; mobility and flexibility; weightlifting technique; trunk training; nutrition; and mental skills.
Paul Thompson is Great Britain Rowing Team's Chief Coach for Women and Lightweights and has coached World and Olympic champions both for his native Australia and for Great Britain. In 2007 he was the International Rowing Federation's Coach of the Year and was awarded the MBE for services to rowing in 2013. Alex Wolf is the Head of Strength and Conditioning for the English Institute of Sport and has spent over a decade working with elite and high performance athletes in Olympic, Paralympic, and professional sports, including preparing the GB Rowing team for the 2012 Olympics.
"With the approaches detailed in this book, were were able to break records on the water and on the rowing machine and face our Olympic final feeling totally prepared and genuinely excited about the challenge. Regardless of your starting point, the guidance in this book will help you take the next steps towards your own goal, and to making your own magic. Good luck!" —Dr Katherine Grainger CBE and Anna Watkins MBE