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Rowing Faster 2nd Edition eBook

Rowing Faster 2nd Edition eBook


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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.

    Table of Contents

    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

    About the Author

    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.


    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

    "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