This part of the Rowing Coach website has been written to be a manual. While it can be read from start to finish in the conventional way its prime purpose is to be a reference where chains of thought and ideas can be pursued and followed using hyper links between sections.
Our intention is that the resource will grow with time. It will be frequently updated and more material will be added on a regular basis. Subscribers to therowingcoach.com will automatically be sent updates or they can be downloaded from our website.
There is an overarching structure with sections, chapters and topics and these are numbered in a conventional way. The material is presented in short, bite sized articles which address a particular topic from a particular viewpoint.
Various aspects of rowing are described from three different points of view and in multiple ways.
Next comes a “How To” section. Here we attempt to describe to a coach or rower how he/she can follow our suggestions.
Lastly come suggestions for structuring training sessions focussed on this aspect of the stroke. These can be read as “lesson plans” or just suggestions for athletes to try out for themselves.
Throughout these parts of the manual there are cross references to other material in the book. These are indicated by italic script. In the electronic version they show as a link and can be followed. Because much of the material is presented several times from several viewpoints there is necessarily much repetition.