Category Archives: Fitness

Are You Ready for Change?



That word. That scary word that drives some of us to build a fort with couch cushions and hide there forever. But is it what you need to take your performance to the next level? Fear changeFirstly, you need to be clear on what it is that you want to change, what is holding you back and...
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10 Ways An Ergo Helps A Dragon Boat Paddler And One Way It Doesn’t?

The Ergo (or Erg):
  1. A piece of machinery that attempts to mimic the forces of paddling.
  2. Used by many clubs in the northern hemisphere for training when the weather is less than friendly (e.g. lakes frozen over)
  3. Used by some coaches as ONE of the tools to monitor a paddler’s progress, differentiate between paddlers and for crew selection.
There are conflicting opinions on whether ergos are valid for...
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Pass the Energy Please Part 6 – The Oxidative System. How to Train It.

Aerobic Base Training: Get Faster by Going Slower This is the last post in the Pass the Energy Please series. It contains tips on how to prepare your aerobic energy system for dragon boating. If you have read the preceding posts in this series you will know that some anaerobic training can be catered for with high intensity interval training (HIIT) – go extremely hard in short bursts (“bust a...
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