The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing [NOOK Book]

Overview

Indoor rowing machines (or ergometers) were once used only by outdoor rowers during their winter training. Over the last twenty years however the benefits of indoor rowing have attracted more and more users, and now every gym comes with one as standard. It's also a sport in its own right, with competitions ranging from school leagues to the European and World Championships.

The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing is the first comprehensive book to...
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The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing

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Overview

Indoor rowing machines (or ergometers) were once used only by outdoor rowers during their winter training. Over the last twenty years however the benefits of indoor rowing have attracted more and more users, and now every gym comes with one as standard. It's also a sport in its own right, with competitions ranging from school leagues to the European and World Championships.

The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing is the first comprehensive book to focus on this unique form of strength-endurance training. Clearly illustrated in full colour and packed with information, training plans, tips and techniques, it is suitable for serious athletes, outdoor rowers and regular gym users alike, and is a must for health professionals and coaches.

Whether you are attracted by the weight-loss benefits of the rowing machine or using it to coach cross-training athletes, this book will help you get the best from each session while, crucially, remaining injury-free.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408178737
  • Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
  • Publication date: 6/7/2012
  • Series: Complete Guides
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 679,268
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Jim Flood is the author of Know the Game: Rowing. He is a tutor and assessor for indoor and outdoor rowing coaches, and works internationally to help countries raise their coaching levels to Olympic standards.

Dr Charles Simpson, a senior lecturer in Exercise & Sports Science at Oxford Brookes University, has coached for the last 16 years in the UK, USA and Australia, and received the Coach of the Year award from British Rowing in 2007.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 The development of indoor rowing 1

Chapter 2 How rowing machines work 7

Chapter 3 Effective technique 12

Chapter 4 Coaching styles and techniques 24

Chapter 5 Physiology of indoor rowing 34

Chapter 6 Indoor rowing training for health and performance 53

Chapter 7 Psychology and motivation for indoor rowing 86

Chapter 8 Indoor rowing for on-water rowers 104

Chapter 9 Nutrition for indoor rowing 124

Chapter 10 Case studies 146

Appendices

1 Planning a series of coaching sessions 160

2 Rowing in schools 165

References 169

Index 173

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