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150 Years of Rowing Faster - Professor Stephen Seiler

Published on Jun 15, 2015 150 Years of Rowing Faster: What Are the Sources of More and More Speed? Professor Stephen Seiler discusses how rowing has a 150 yr. + competitive history and that examining results from historic races like Oxford-Cambridge (est. 1829) and the world championships (est. 1893) reveals a linear increase in boat speed by 2-3% per decade. Boat velocity increases if propulsive power is increased and/or power losses are reduced. Over time, the propulsive power capacity of elite rowers has increased. Part of this increase is a result of recruiting athletes from a population that has become taller (1-3 cm per decade) and heavier.  Speaker BiographyProfessor Stephen Seiler (PhD FACSM earned his doctoral degree from the University...

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Altitude: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - Professor Greg Whyte

SSM Conference 2015: Altitude: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - Professor Greg Whyte Published on Jun 15, 2015 Altitude: The Good, the Bad and the UglyProfessor Greg Whyte explains the positive and negative impact of training at altitude on subsequent athletic development and performance. This is an area of growing research and the extant literature is presented to demonstrate the good, bad and ugly aspects of altitude training. This discussion includes an investigation into the underlying physiological processes of the adaptations, whilst making reference to endurance performance. The discussion covers how to prepare for altitude training, what the optimum level of altitude is to encourage positive training effects, how to properly monitor athlete and the importance of this. Information...

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Unexplained Underperformance Syndrome

UUPS - unexplained underperformance syndrome - Rod Jaques The ‘unexplained underperformance syndrome’ (UUPS) is defined as a history of objective loss of performance, without a medical cause and despite two weeks of rest. This definition was arrived at by a group of experts in Oxford in 1999. They chose to call the syndrome UUPS as opposed to ‘over training’ to avoid restricting the cause to training per se. UUPS is almost exclusively a condition of endurance athletes, commonly occurring after a period of heavy training and competition. There is often a his-tory of frequent minor infections. Anecdotally it is thought that between 2% and 10% of elite endurance athletes suffer significant episodes of UUPS during their sporting careers. Often the...

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2013 World Rowing Coaches Conference: Tallinn, Estonia

World Rowing Coaches Conferences are hailed as the leading source of high quality coaches information and resources for the top coaches from around the world.  This years 2013 World Rowing Coaches Conference was held in Tallinn, Estonia.    The 2013 World Rowing Coaches Conference Talks: Johan Foldin: 'My Experiences'.  Annelen Collatz: 'Coach the Coach - practical psychological work'.   Teet Seene: 'Age-Related Changes in Skeletal Muscle'. Dr Malcolm Brown: 'Phasing in preparation of triathletes'.  

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Phasing in preparation of triathletes

Dr Malcolm Brown was the Olympic Team Leader in 2012. His talk on phasing in Triathlon looked at certain factors that lead to Great Britain's success over the last few years, lessons that are applicable to rowing. In multi-sport, there are key factors to consider. Training volumes and specific periodization across three disciplines.  Key points were covered:  - Leadership and coaching.  - The Training environment. - The Culture within that training environment.  - Building at team for international competition.  - Progression. - Training structure and periodization.  For more on Malcolm Brown's talk: Phasing in preparation of triathletes

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