What makes them so smooth and fast?

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Have you watched a race, and looked at the leader, asking yourself: what makes them so much better than the rest?

This race is a great example. Analysis of the (Australian) Men’s four (M4-) at the World Championships 2017.

 

 

How to set a new world best time in style

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It was the first World Cup of the season 2017. Robert Manson put in a performance that was more than remarkable – it was outstanding. For him, winning the race was not enought, he wanted to show what he is capable of. This mentality is precisely what it takes to…

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The heart of a racer

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This video is all about the Men’s pair at the World Championships 2017. The Sinkovic brothers had made their transition from the double into the pair – successfully – and the Italians are simply phaenomenal racers.

This video is about technique, specifically speaking of the unique requirements when rowing a pair, and why we love rowing: the racing.

 

Learn from Lightweights

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This video is all about understanding how to move a boat as efficiently as possible. Lightweights can teach us a good deal of that.

How tall do you have to be to become open weight worldchampion?

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Jeannine Gmelin wins gold in the open weight woman’s single at the world championships in Floriday 2017.

Interesting fact: Gmelin is roughly 20cm smaller than the silver medalist. I grew up in an environment where a rower had to be “tall” to be able to win. Gmelin is a perfect example that every body size needs its dedicated rowing technique.

The Masters Rowing Camp 2017 – images and feedback

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[:en]The World Masters Prep Camp 2017 was great start to a series of dedicated Masters Crew Camps. We set the main focus on rowing technique – first in low stroke rates, then in higher stroke rates. This was the best way to prepare in short time for the upcoming races…

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How to prepare for a race

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If you are nervous before a race, or even worse, if you are afraid of a race, then you are not ready. A rowing race is one of the most demanding excercise known in sports. The reason is simple: A 6-8-minute race is everything the human body is not naturally…

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Why the ability to fail is the key to success

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[:en]One of the first things I teach my athletes and the people I work with, is the ability to fail. This is a slow, and gradual process, which takes time and persistence. I implement it in the training plans, I talk about it, and finally I ask them to fail.…

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Lactate and Anaerobic Threshhold explained

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In this video, we explain the anaerobic threshhold level, and why lactate starts to build up in your blood stream once the intensity picks up.

It is a simply but straight forward overview.

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Questions on rowing technique

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Q: How often are you talking to your athletes about the acceleration of the hands towards the body and about”strong finish by hands“? Many coaches repeat only this like a tape. They focus on a very strong finish to hear some kind of click when you flat the blades. What…

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Questions on boat set-up and gearing

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Robert asks: Hi Aram. What you think about the boat and blades setting? Do you prefer longer blades and bigger span and outboard or shorter blades and other positions too? Especially for the girls. I have some table Im using to calculate the best setting but as you know each…

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Intelligent weight Training: aramtraining-push-ups

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Full connected breast / shoulder / Trizeps hypertrophy

Instead of training single muscles, we focus on connecting the muscle groups during weight training. This helps us to create better selected body tension in the boat.

The image shows Jakob Zwölfer, Austrian Lightweight athlete and U23 WorldChampionship Lw1x competitor doing aramtraining-push-ups with weight-vest.

Moving the boat

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Do not focus on moving together in the boat. Focus on moving the boat together. It is your influence on the boat that needs to be synchronized, not the optics.

 

Aram Lemmerer

Profound warm up before you even start to row

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“Do some warming up” is what I hear quite often being said to athletes. If I do not know why I do it and what exactly needs to be achieved by what I do, I will not be doing efficiently what ever I am about to start.

The video is a very quick introduction to what we do before every training session, be it weight training, rowing, senso motorical training or anything else. Every excercise should be done at least 30” (seconds) per side. The joints needs about 15′ (minutes) to prepare themselves for heavy impact, what every type of serious training is.