Crew: The Rower's Handbook

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Sterling Publishing Company, 2007 - Reference - 182 pages
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The introduction of women’s rowing as an NCAA sport is only one of many factors that helped crew shed its elitist Ivy League image and made it the fast-growing activity that it is today. Now Sports Illustrated veteran photographer Ronald C. Modra and his wife, journalist M.B. Roberts, have filled the need for an authoritative guide for all participants—from high school and college athletes (and their parents, coaches, and trainers) to adults eager to try rowing for the first time. Along with background on the sport’s history going back to ancient times, here’s complete instruction on everything from getting into the shell safely (without shoving your foot through the bottom) to efficient rowing form and competitive racing strategy.
 

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This handbook is designed for the novice and beginning rower. Despite journalist Roberts's point that rowing has enjoyed great growth over the past two decades, it is a sport-both for men and for ... Read full review

Contents

FROM SLAVES TO FAST EIGHTS
15
THE RIGHT STUFF
37
How TO
59
TRAINING TOUGH
81
FACE FORWARD
107
CALL ME COACH
119
THE RACE Is
131
MAKE IT OFFICIAL
147
AFTERWORD
160
Bibliography
174
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