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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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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Fitness

Pass the Energy Please Part 2 – The ATP-PC Energy System

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Our first “Pass the Energy Please” post introduced ATP as the fuel for our muscles and the three energy systems in our body that...

Injury

No Pain. No Gain. No Problem.

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Featured image supplied by Komodo Paddle Club Dragon boating is a sport and as such you may have noticed that 24 to 48 hours...
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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...
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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...

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...
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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...

Pass the Energy Please Part 3 – The Glycolytic System. Short duration, Moderate power

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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...

Thought Experiment: The Influence of Having a Bent Dragon Boat Paddle

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A thought experiment considers a hypothesis, theory, or principle for the purpose of thinking through its consequences. Dragon Boating is steeped in history and, rightly...

Finding the Ideal Stroke Rate

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In this post we will talk about finding the ideal stroke rate for a crew. This ideal stroke rate can also be referred to...

10 Ways An Ergo Helps A Dragon Boat Paddler And One Way It Doesn’t?

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The Ergo (or Erg) A piece of machinery that attempts to mimic the forces of paddling.Used by many clubs in the northern hemisphere for training...

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Predicting The Performance of Your Crew

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If you are small club, or are (re)building a club, it can sometimes be difficult to predict the performance of your crew due to...