Monthly Archives: February 2017

Meet My Very Good Friend Tabata

Figure 1: "What the Hell Was THAT!!!" Image provided: http://www.fullvelocityfitness.com/
A Tabata is a high-intensity workout protocol that has fitness benefits. It is also a very short workout. Is it like circuit training? Is it like CrossFit? It is a bit of both. Tabata training is attractive because it saves a lot of time for people. It offers the maximum benefit within the least amount of...
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How Fast Can a Dragon Boat Go?

Figure 1: Dragon Boats exceeding hull speed. Image supplied: http://www.ottawadentalcare.com/2016/05/ Is there a maximum speed for a dragon boat? Has it anything to do with “hull speed”? Can we answer those questions of whether a 10 paddler boat should be faster than a 20 paddler boat? You would think that some clever person should be able to work out how fast their particular crew should be able...
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Dragon Boating: Does Size Matter? Big Data vs Small Data

  It is very rare for me to take a training session or participate in a Regatta without some form of technology. It could be physically strapped to me, fixed to a push bike peddling in parallel along the shore, in an accompanying motorboat and/or attached to the boat itself (where allowed of course). I believe that the answers are hidden in the data. I believe if we measure...
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