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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

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