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Think Dragon Boating is Easy? There’s a Catch!

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The Catch One of the most important phases of a good dragon boat stroke is the catch and it is one of the most difficult...

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Pass the Energy Please Part 3 – The Glycolytic System. Short...

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This is the third post in the “Pass the Energy Please” series. Go to our blog to read the others. Remember the graph from the...

Injury

6 Mistakes Paddlers Make Before a Regatta

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In the constant quest to improve, paddlers always seek something that will give them an edge. This is great but just before a regatta...
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The Best Way to Balance Your Dragon Boat

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Why are you losing? Your team trains hard but in races you seem to be ploughing through the water. Or dragging the back end...

Efficient Dragon Boat Paddling Technique (Part 1)

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Does the following story sound familiar to you? You turn up at your first dragon boating session. Someone looks you up and down and says...

Sit Up and Take Note

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Can simply sitting up during your stroke make the boat go faster? All dragon boat paddlers know that when there is movement in the boat,...
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Think Dragon Boating is Easy? There’s a Catch!

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The Catch One of the most important phases of a good dragon boat stroke is the catch and it is one of the most difficult...

Efficient Paddling – The Best Force Curve for Dragon Boating

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Dragon boating, with its fusion of strength, coordination, and teamwork, is more than just a thrilling water sport; it's a precise science of strokes...
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A High Stroke Rate vs A Long Stroke

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In this post I will attempt to answer the long standing question of whether a high stroke rate wins races or a long strong...

Improve Your Times and Distances on the Paddling Erg

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Introduction In a previous post we talked about the paddling ergo (or erg) machine, how it helps a dragon boat paddler and one way that...

Laying it All on the Table

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I am about to share with you one of the most useful pieces of information that a dragon boat coach would ever want. It...
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10 Sun Tzu Quotes for Dragon Boaters

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Firstly, who is Sun Tzu? Sun Tzu was a Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher who lived in the Spring and Autumn period of ancient...

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Timing is Important. Or is it?

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One of the first things I learned as a dragon boater is that good timing is important. I have had many conversations with fellow...