Can simply sitting up during your stroke make the boat go faster? All dragon boat paddlers know that when there is movement in the boat, there is an effect on the boat. Sometimes this movement can be used for good. Sometimes for evil. Rowers, with their sliding seat, experience an effect on the boat due to their body movement as they slide forwards and backwards through the stroke. A previous,...Read more
Paddling fast and nailing long runs is a key part of the training process. However, one of the most often neglected aspects of training, especially since paddlers are almost always obsessed with pushing harder each day, is the recovery process. Not everyone will have the time necessary to perform this routine after every hard workout. Some might be able to fit it in after regattas, others might be able...Read more
“Games should be easy to learn and difficult to master. They reward the first quarter and the hundredth.”
-Nolan BushnellThis design philosophy has historically and successfully been applied to video game creation since it was first coined by Atari’s Nolan Bushell in 1971. However, today I am going to apply it to dragon boating as I see it to be the reason why this...
So, you have read Part 1 of Efficient Dragon Boat Paddling? What more can we add? You will discover from my blogs that I am a big fan of visualisations. This post will be my first foray into this area. I am going to assume you have had at least some experience in paddling in a dragon boat. Which technique you have been taught...Read more