Author(s): Nancy Churchill
Sports & Outdoors
Masters scullers range in age from Grade AA (21 in the US) or Grade A (27 in the UK) to Grade M (89 plus). This book partners with each individual athlete to achieve performance improvements based on their own aspirations, technical skill, and fitness level. The focus is on understanding and efficiency, both in the acquisition of skills and training. The dynamic technique offers a high-performance sculling approach, carefully tailored to support a Masters sculler's long-term career. Coverage includes individual assessment of an athlete's sculling skills, flexibility, and aerobic fitness; compilation and application of evidence-based data; formation of highly individual training programs; experiments for athletes to explore their connectedness, versatility, and speed; and race strategies and plans for competitive athletes. Based on the athlete's needs and aspirations, this book provides the knowledge and skills to build an individual training plan that minimizes injury risk, achieves continuous improvement, and fosters a lifelong enjoyment of the sport.