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Rowing Calendar 2002
by Joel Rogers
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JOEL ROGERS is a Seattle-based photojournalist specializing in rowing, sea kayaking, adventure travel, and the environment. He is author/photographer of THE HIDDEN COAST: COASTAL EXPLORATIONS FROM ALASKA TO MEXICO, 2nd Edition, published by WestWinds Press(tm), an imprint of Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company.
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Steven Redgrave's Complete Book of Rowing
by Steven Redgrave
 

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Mr Redgrave had won three consecutive Olympic Gold medals in rowing when he wrote this book, and he has just made that five in Sydney. This highlights the depth of his abilities and knowledge on the subject of rowing.

The book is basically an idiots guide on how to row. Within it he details not just how to row, and a large number of useful exercises, but provides chapters on diet, training (both physical and mental), and race plans. One of the most useful elements of the book is a chapter dedicated to common faults, how to recognise them and how to correct them.
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Seat with a View: Inside the 1996 U.S. Olympic Men's Crew
by Steven C. Segaloff, Mike Spracklen
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A first-hand look at what it takes to become a member of the U.S. Olympic Team and the challenges of elite athletics. Seat with a View provides a candid look at the world of elite rowing. Ride along with Steven "Scrappy" Segaloff as he steers the U.S. Eight-Man Crew through four seasons of intense training and racing, including three World Championships and the 1996 Olympic Games. During his tenure with the National Rowing Team, the crew endures a wide variety of emotions, from the excitement of capturing a World Championship to the bitter defeat of losing at the Olympics. Seat with a View takes you behind the scenes of the U.S. National Rowing Team--in the boat, in the team meetings, and in the mind of a young man in pursuit of his dream. At a time when most books by athletes only describe personal triumphs, Seat with a View talks about the other side of competition--what it means to sacrifice everything you have only to come up short in the big race. Seat with a View goes beyond winning and losing and presents an honest discussion about the value of competition itself.
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Essential Sculling
by Daniel J. Boyne
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Here is a fully illustrated beginner's guide to the art and skill of rowing.

Sculling is swiftly becoming a popular recreational activity for adults of all ages interested in fitness and fun. Essential Sculling is an authoritative, concise, and thoroughly readable handbook focused on helping the novice become an accomplished sculler. With time-honored advice and edifying anecdotes, Daniel J. Boyne, director of recreational rowing at Harvard University, offers the finest instruction-for men and women alike-on all aspects of the sport
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Rowing Against the Current : On Learning to Scull at Forty
by Barry S. Strauss, Harry Parker (Introduction)
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Review: USA Today, March 30, 1999
Rowing Against the Current: On Learning to Scull at 40 is a little bit history, a little bit instructional and a lot poetry. Barry Strauss, a history professor at Cornell who's determined to overcome his failure as a Little Leaguer, sees a "learn to row" sign and takes the plunge. Strauss makes his sport sound grueling and romantic at the same time, painful and rewarding. He makes me want to get my boat in the water now.
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Rowing
by Ernst Herberger
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"Rowing" was the former East Germany's bible of rowing. East Germany dominated international rowing at virtually every level of competition from 1966-1990. Subjects discussed include rowing and sculling techniques, rigging, training and preparation for competition, development of beginners, tactics, and equipment. Contents 1. Basics, Goals, and Tasks 2. Physical and Mechanical Fundamentals of Boat Propulsion 3. Equipment 4. Rigging 5. The Technique of Sculling and Sweep Oar Rowing 6. Methodology of Training Beginners 7. Trek Rowing 8. Rowing Commands 9. Cox Training 10. Extract from the Sporting Boat Regulations 11. Training the Racing Oarsmen 12. Training Load 13. Endurance Training 14. Speed Training 15. Strength Training 16. Supplementary Exercises for Enhancing Flexibility and Agility in Rowing and Strength Training 17. Planning Training 18. Training with Children and Youths 19. Preparation and Planning for Competition 20. Tactics 21. Evaluation of Competitions 22. Regatta Layouts and Competition Regulations 23. Appendix - Statistics
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The Art of Sculling
by Joe Paduda (Editor), Les Henig (Contributor)
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How to get started and progress in sculling, whether the goal is to race or simply to work it out. The emphasis is on single-person shells. Sculling isn't just for collegiate and Olympic athletes, and this book has a strong section on exercise physiology, describing how to design a personal fitness or training regime. A great sport to approach in middle age. read more
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