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Rowing Faster - 2nd Edition

Rowing Faster - 2nd Edition

$27.95 USD


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    Get a length up on the competition with cutting-edge technique, training, and racing information. Let the world’s top coaches, rowers, and sport scientists steer you to ultimate success, starting with sound training and racing principles and adding increasingly advanced instruction and insights all the way to the finish.

    Rowing Faster is the most comprehensive and detailed guide for achieving excellence in the sport. You’ll find techniques for mastering every phase of the stroke; training strategies for increasing strength and efficiency for maximizing speed; and tapering plans for peak performance at the highest levels of competition.

    With contributions from Olympic medalists and rowing experts from around the globe, Rowing Faster also includes the latest research on adaptive rowing, advice on managing a team, detailed plans for the long-term development of rowers, insights on training and competition for female rowers, and a look at the future of the sport from the general secretary of the FISA. From the technical details of equipment and training to classifications of boats and rowers, Rowing Faster has it all. Offering a truly global perspective and authoritative coverage of the sport, it is the one guide that every serious rower and coach should own.

    Part I: The Philosophy of Rowing

    Bryan Volpenheim

    Chapter 1. Winning at All Costs: A Historical Perspective

    Thomas E. Weil

    Chapter 2. Developing a Coaching Philosophy

    Angela J. Schneider

    Part II: Long-Term Athlete Development

    Marnie McBean

    Chapter 3. How Rowers Learn

    Joseph Baker and Jörg Schorer

    Chapter 4. Ten Factors Influencing Athlete Development

    Istvan Balyi

    Chapter 5. Planning for the Long Term

    Carolyn Trono

    Part III: Rowing Science

    Tim Foster

    Chapter 6. Rowing Physiology

    Ed McNeely

    Chapter 7. Monitoring and Managing Your Training

    Wolfgang Fritsch

    Chapter 8. Loads on the Bodies of Rowers

    Paul Francis

    Chapter 9. Biomechanics of Rowing

    Valery Kleshnev

    Chapter 10. Using Equipment More Efficiently

    Volker Nolte

    Part IV: Training in Rowing

    Katrin Rutschow

    Chapter 11. The Mental Side of Rowing

    Kirsten Barnes

    Chapter 12. Training for Strength

    Ed McNeely

    Chapter 13. Effortless Rowing

    Chris O’Brien

    Chapter 14. Improving Performance With Nutrition

    Peter W.R. Lemon

    Chapter 15. Special Considerations for Adaptive Rowing

    Karen M. Lewis

    Chapter 16. Women in Rowing

    Amanda Schweinbenz

    Chapter 17. Managing a Team

    Yasmin Farooq

    Part V: Racing

    Derek Porter

    Chapter 18. Selecting Athletes and Crews

    Al Morrow

    Chapter 19. Tapering for Races

    Ed McNeely

    Chapter 20. Learning From Racing

    Valery Kleshnev and Volker Nolte

    Part VI: Future of Rowing

    Trish Smith and Brad Alan Lewis

    Chapter 21. Predicting the Future of Rowing

    Wolfgang Fritsch and Volker Nolte

    Chapter 22. Shaping the Sport of Rowing

    Matt Smith

    Volker Nolte is director of the rowing program and assistant professor at the University of Western Ontario, where he teaches coaching and biomechanics. Since 1993, he has led his men's rowing team to 10 Ontario University Athletics Championships and three Canadian University Championships. In 2008, his university crew won the German University Championships and the Temple Challenge Cup at the famous Henley Royal Regatta in England. He was the lightweight men’s national team coach with the German Rowing Association from 1984 to 1990 and with Rowing Canada from 1992 to 2000. His national team crews won an Olympic silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta Games, two world championship titles in 1993 and 2000, and several medals at recent world championships.

    Nolte received both a physical education diploma (1976) and a civil engineering diploma (1979) from the University of Saarbrücken in Germany and a PhD (1984) in biomechanics from the German University of Sport Sciences in Cologne. Nolte is an internationally acknowledged expert in biomechanics. He presents frequently at scientific and coaching education conferences worldwide with his research focusing on coaching and biomechanics of high-performance sport, especially rowing. He is also a distinguished researcher in the field of sport equipment. His research has produced many papers in refereed journals and articles in various publications.

    Nolte is an experienced rower, representing his home country of Germany at several world championships. He is still a keen competitor in masters events and lives in London, Ontario, Canada.

    "Volker Nolte provides a blueprint for success in our sport. Rowing Faster is a must-read for all rowing coaches, from novice to elite." -- Mike Teti, Head Coach, Men's Rowing, University of California at Berkeley

    Rowing Faster is the book that I needed when training and competing in order to understand the theories behind the regimens and routines. Incredibly, Volker Nolte manages to capture not only the sport of rowing but also the elusive qualities of the art of rowing.” -- Kathleen Heddle, Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist