Adjusting to special circumstances helps turn rowers into experts
Setting the rowing equipment for normal practice is one thing, but adjusting the equipment to special circumstances is the next level that rowers and coaches need to achieve on their way to becoming experts.
The five factors to consider when selecting test procedures
The best selection models are legitimate and based on solid criteria. In addition, they all start by letting rowers know the plan early and allowing them to practice the necessary test procedure as often as possible.
Voted the most-read book by the International Rowing Association, Rowing Faster achieved unparalleled success. Gold-medal coaches, championship athletes, and top scientists have infused the latest scientific training and racing principles into this edition. It is required reading for rowers and coaches.
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
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
Chapter 3. How Rowers Learn
Joseph Baker and Jörg Schorer
Chapter 4. Ten Factors Influencing Athlete Development
Chapter 5. Planning for the Long Term
Part III: Rowing Science
Chapter 6. Rowing Physiology
Chapter 7. Monitoring and Managing Your Training
Chapter 8. Loads on the Bodies of Rowers
Chapter 9. Biomechanics of Rowing
Chapter 10. Using Equipment More Efficiently
Part IV: Training in Rowing
Chapter 11. The Mental Side of Rowing
Chapter 12. Training for Strength
Chapter 13. Effortless Rowing
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
Chapter 17. Managing a Team
Part V: Racing
Chapter 18. Selecting Athletes and Crews
Chapter 19. Tapering for Races
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
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