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Yearly Archives: 2015

10 Sun Tzu Quotes for Dragon Boaters

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...

The Best Way to Balance Your Dragon Boat

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

How to Strengthen Your Shoulders and Look Great

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

Why You Need To Strengthen Your Shoulders

Sore Shoulders? There are a myriad of reasons why your shoulder hurts--from poor paddle technique and posture, over-training, unilateral (one-sided) paddling, long paddles (longer paddles...

Pass the Energy Please Part 4 – The Glycolytic System – How to Train

This is the fourth post in the “Pass the Energy Please” series. Go to our blog to read the others. This post follows on from...

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

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...

6 Mistakes Every Dragon Boater Makes

Whether you’ve just started in the world of paddling, we can guarantee that you are making paddling mistakes without even realising it. These mistakes...

7 Lies Dragon Boaters Believe

When it comes to myths and lies surrounding a sport, nothing can come close to dragon boating. With so many self-professed experts and enthusiastic...

6 Mistakes Paddlers Make Before a Regatta

In the constant quest to improve, paddlers always seek something that will give them an edge. This is great but just before a regatta...

SWEAT, REST, REPEAT

So You Want Big Muscles? Well here’s a bit of news for you…your muscle growth begins when your workout stops. Push your reps to failure...

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

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

Pass the Energy Please Part 1 – The 3 Energy Systems

Did you know that your body draws on three energy systems when you undertake physical exercise? Do the words aerobic, anaerobic, and immediate energy...