Anaerobic power in rowing

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Based on various researches, anaerobic power contributes to 13-33% of the total power output on 2000 m rowing race, having a significant influence on the outcome of the race. Different methods can be used to measure anaerobic power, some of… More

Development of anthropometric profile

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Rowing is a sport where anthropometric parameters are highly correlated to performance. Our Chief Sports Scientist, Jarek Mäestu, has compiled an overview of how an anthropometric profile of an athlete is changing in time. The development of anthropometric profile from… More

Body-build of lightweight rowers

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Although lightweight rowers can be considered as “small” heavyweight rowers, in reality their respective sports are two different disciplines. Lightweight rowers rely on their ideal body composition and perfect technique, while heavyweights on the other hand are characterized more by… More

Testing for aerobic capacity

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When training for maximal aerobic capacity, testing at similar intensities should be used. This whitepaper focuses on aerobic capacity and reveals some ideas behind it. Testing for aerobic capacity from Sportlyzer… More

Basis of strength training in rowing

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Rowing is a good example of strength-endurance type of sport and strength training plays a critical role in most rowers’ training. Here is an overview of how rowers should approach strength training. Strength training in rowing from Sportlyzer… More

Psychological assessment of overtraining

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Psychological assessment of overtraining uses various tests to investigate the psychological state of an athlete in order to prevent overtraining syndrome.
Although quite easily conducted, there are some drawbacks in using psychological tests in preventing excessive overtraining. Psychological assessment of… More

Self-assessment of overtraining

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Overtraining should be diagnosed with parameters that are easy and inexpensive to use and which will not disturb the training process.
Unfortunately, a valid parameter that can help coaches and athletes to control training is difficult to find. Moreover, an… More

Markers of overtraining – performance tests

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Probably the strongest parameter that can identify excessive overtraining is athletic performance, as performance is reflected by overall positive and negative adaptations to training.
It is a common finding that after high training load periods performance decreases. Nevertheless, coaches and… More

How to analyze intensity zones at high intensity intervals

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It is vital for athletes to record their training in different intensity zones and to analyze zone distribution during the training process. ‘Time in intensity zones’ can easily be used when tracking constant intensity long lasting workouts but when high… More

Overtraining syndrome

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When training the athlete it is recommended to use training loads that are tolerable to the adaptability of the athlete. As a result , we expect the performance level of the athlete to improve with training.
To ensure this situation… More