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Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, Rowing

Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, Rowing

Niels H. Secher (Editor), Stefanos Volianitis (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-31261-4

Apr 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

184 pages


This volume in the Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science series delivers up-to-date scientific knowledge alongside practical applications in rowing, making it an invaluable resource for researchers, coaches and rowers of all abilities.

Published under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee, in collaboration with the International Rowing Federation (FISA), Rowing:

  • Provides key knowledge of the historical, nutritional and psychological aspects of rowing
  • Offers ground-breaking physiological insights which can help shape future training methodologies
  • Features a rowing periodization plan to help trainers and athletes create comprehensive and effective training programs, racing plans and tactics.

Rowing brings together internationally renowned experts with experience in competitive rowing and sports medicine, making this the complete handbook of medicine, science and practice in rowing.

List of contributors, vi

Forewords, vii

Preface, viii

1 History, 1
S. Volianitis and N.H. Secher

2 Biomechanics, 22
V. Kleshnev

3 The oarsman, 35
J. Jürimäe, T. Jürimäe and J. Maestu

4 Physiology, 42
N.H. Secher, S. Volianitis and J. Jürimäe

5 Overtraining, 66
S. Volianitis and H.B. Nielsen

6 Psychology, 74
S.L. Dupcak

7 Training, 85
Z.B. Babraj and S. Volianitis

8 Performance assessment, 96
K. Jensen

9 Nutrition, 103
L. Burke

10 The senior oarsman, 115
C. Yoshiga

11 Sports medicine, 124
R. Budgett, D.M. Hettinga and J. Steinacker

12 Adaptive rowing, 141
D.M. Hettinga

13 Racing, 145
S. Volianitis

Appendix: Development of results, 151
N.H. Secher and T. Vogelsang

Index, 167

An authoritative overview of the medical and scientific principles and practical aspects of training rowers

  • Provides comprehensive information in an easily digestible manner
  • Covers characteristics of rowing including important concepts in morphology, biomechanics, technique, physiology, psychology, training and nutrition
  • An IOC Medical Commission publication