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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...

Technique

Fitness

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...

Injury

How to Strengthen Your Shoulders and Look Great

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The previous post in this series, “Why You Need To Strengthen Your Shoulders”, described the role of the rotor cuff and other muscles in...

SWEAT, REST, REPEAT

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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...
Dragon Analytics - sore-muscles

6 Ways to Get Rid of Muscle Soreness After a Hard Paddling Session

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Paddling fast and nailing long runs is a key part of the training process.However, one of the most often neglected aspects of training, especially...

Why Our Muscles Get Tired When We Exercise

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During strenuous exercise our muscles get tired. Sometimes to the point where they just stop working. We are not puffing and panting – it...

Efficient Dragon Boat Paddling Technique (Part 2)

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So, you have read Part 1 of Efficient Dragon Boat Paddling? What more can we add? You will discover from my blogs that I am a...

In dragon boating, is “timing” the same as “synchrony”?

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Synchrony: a state in which things happen, move, or exist at the same time Timing: the control of the speed of a stroke, blow, etc.,...

Meet My Very Good Friend Tabata

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Figure 1: "What the Hell Was THAT!!!" Image provided: http://www.fullvelocityfitness.com/ A Tabata is a high-intensity workout protocol that has fitness benefits. It is also a...

Featured

This is W.A.R. – How Much Power Do You Create in...

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Introduction How much power do you create? In the realm of dragon boating, where teamwork reigns supreme, the concept of "Wins Above Replacement" (WAR) has...