A fully revised and updated edition of this classic guide to rowing from sporting and Olympic legend, Sir Steve Redgrave.
One of the most successful athletes of all time, Sir Steve Redgrave is uniquely placed to share his expertise and experience in this go-to guide for rowers, especially at a time when more people than ever are participating in the sport. Redgrave firmly believes that the basic principles and techniques of rowing are the same for beginners and elite athletes alike, and it's this philosophy that underpins the book. Starting with the basics of equipment and clothing and how to get started in the sport, he then moves on to more in-depth chapters on technique, tactics and competition. The revised edition also focusses in detail on the physical and mental preparation needed to excel, with chapters on biomechanics, training and cross training, injury prevention and diet and nutrition accompanied by insights into motivation and belief.
The text is illustrated throughout with line drawing and photographs, and enlivened by personal anecdotes and reflections from Redgrave himself. The book also includes full rigging charts, a fault diagnostic to help hone technique, details of strengthening and conditioning exercises and lists of useful information, such as how to find a rowing club, a guide to courses and training camps and equipment suppliers.
This is a book for rowers of all levels who want to learn from the best and aspire to perform to the best of their abilities.
About the Author
Sir Steve Redgrave was born in Marlow in 1962. He won his first international medal in 1980 and went on to win nine World Championships and three Commonwealth Championships. He is the only athlete in history to have won gold medals in five consecutive Olympic Games in an endurance event. Since retiring from the water, Sir Steve has built a new career involving various commercial and charitable relationships and is well-known for his motivational speaking. He was a founding member of the successful London 2012 bid. He received the MBE in 1987, CBE in 1997 and was knighted in 2001.
- Book Specifications
Sub Heading No ISBN 9781846892707 Author Sir Steve Redgrave Binding Laminated Board Extent 256 Pages, 240 x 190mm Illustrations Colour Photographs and Diagrams Ebook No
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