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Yearly Archives: 2020

Why Our Muscles Get Tired When We Exercise

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

Can 20 paddlers make a dragon boat 20 times faster than one?

You would think that if every paddler could produce the same amount of power, then 20 paddlers would provide 20 times more power than...

Finding the Ideal Stroke Rate

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

Analysis of a Dragon Boat Race

It is the first Regatta of the season. A chance for teams to measure themselves under race conditions and see where they are at...

Understand and Train Your Energy Systems

In past posts we have discussed the energy systems that we use. In this post we are going to cover these same energy systems...

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

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...

Should You Hanker for an Anchor?

This post will cover a very useful accessory that every dragon boat coach should have at their disposal. It is usually (mistakenly) called a...

Muscle Recovery for the Dragon Boater

Special Note: Recovery is one of the most dynamic and evolving areas in Sports Science. New discoveries and studies are coming out every day....

Dragon Boat Race Starts

This post is going to discuss what a good race start looks like and why. It will also show you some different race starts. The...

Exercises for Dragon Boaters at Home

Sometimes we cannot get out to dragon boat training due to circumstances such as weather or as at the time of writing this post:...