Overtraining, overreaching and supercompensation

Posted in Rowing planning & analysis, with Comments Off on Overtraining, overreaching and supercompensation Overtraining

Overtraining can be called as an imbalance of training stress and recovery. That is too much training (and all other possible stressors like work, family, time lag etc.) followed by too little recovery that will result in decreased adaptation state.… More

Converting lab test results to on-water

Posted in Rowing planning & analysis, with Comments Off on Converting lab test results to on-water Converting lab test results to on-water

Though it has been shown that rowing ergometry and on-water rowing have similar physiological and energetic demands on particular intensities, there may also be some divergences. Converting lab test results to on-water from Sportlyzer… More

Training intensity and volume in rowing

Posted in Rowing planning & analysis, with Comments Off on Training intensity and volume in rowing Training intensity and volume in rowing

Correctly planned training intensity and volume are the basis for long-term success. We have posted many whitepapers about these issues at the planning & analysis section, here is some additional material of the same topic by Xeno Müller.  … More

Metabolic requirements for energy in rowing

Posted in Rowing planning & analysis, with Comments Off on Metabolic requirements for energy in rowing Metabolic requirements for energy in rowing

The metabolic requirements for energy in rowing depend on the phase of the race. Rowers need enormous amounts of anaerobic energy at the beginning of the race while aerobic energy makes dominance through the rest of the race. Metabolic requirements… More

VO2max and performance in rowing

Posted in Rowing planning & analysis, with Comments Off on VO2max and performance in rowing Maximal oxygen consumption and performance

VO2max (maximal oxygen consumption) refers to the amount of oxygen that can be consumed within 1 minute – this value has been called the absolute VO2max and this parameter is one of the highest in rowers among other sport disciplines.… More

Testing for maximal aerobic power

Posted in Rowing planning & analysis, with Comments Off on Testing for maximal aerobic power Testing for maximal aerobic power

Maximal aerobic power refers to the power output that the rower can generate using mainly aerobic energy pathways. It is a power output that corresponds to the maximal oxygen consumption intensity. Testing for maximal aerobic power from Sportlyzer… More

Performance limitations in elite rowing

Posted in Rowing planning & analysis, with Comments Off on Performance limitations in elite rowing Pacing pattern and rowing performance during the 2008 Olympics

Eskild Ebbesen (MSc in Human Physiology and four-time Olympic gold medalist in rowing) makes a presentation about performance limitations in elite rowing.… More

Testing for individual anaerobic threshold

Posted in Rowing planning & analysis, with Comments Off on Testing for individual anaerobic threshold Testing for individual anaerobic threshold

Control of the individual anaerobic thresholds is best done in the boat (or on the rowing ergometer) using various constant, at least 30 minutes long intensities, and a portable lactate analyzer. This can be done during a routine long distance… More

Tracking the economy in rowing

Posted in Rowing planning & analysis, with Comments Off on Tracking the economy in rowing Tracking the economy in rowing

Economy can be characterized as an energy demand for a given boat speed of submaximal rowing. Tracking economy is of great importance as it is highly correlated to performance. Tracking the economy in rowing from Sportlyzer… More

Anaerobic threshold in rowing

Posted in Rowing planning & analysis, with Comments Off on Anaerobic threshold in rowing Anaerobic threshold in rowing

Anaerobic threshold is the highest possible intensity (boat speed) where lactate and other waste products start to accumulate in the blood.   Anaerobic threshold in rowing from Sportlyzer… More