Indoor rowing has become immensely popular as a form of fitness training and has also taken off on a competitive level. This book is the first comprehensive guide on the subject and is suitable for fitness professionals and coaches as well as individuals training in gyms or their own homes.
Indoor rowing machines (or ergometers) were once used only by outdoor rowers during their winter training. Over the last twenty years however the benefits of indoor rowing have attracted more and more users, and now every gym comes with one as standard. It's also a sport in its own right, with competitions ranging from school leagues to the European and World Championships.The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing is the first comprehensive book to focus on this unique form of strength-endurance training. Clearly illustrated and full of information, training plans, tips and techniques, it is suitable for serious athletes, outdoor rowers and regular gym users alike, and is a must for health professionals and coaches. Whether you are attracted by the weight-loss benefits of the rowing machine or using it to coach cross-training athletes, this book will help you get the best from each session while, crucially, remaining injury-free.
Jim Flood is the author of Know the Game: Rowing. He is a tutor and assessor for indoor and outdoor rowing coaches, and works internationally to help countries raise their coaching levels to Olympic standards. Dr Charles Simpson, a senior lecturer in Exercise & Sports Science at Oxford Brookes University, has coached for the last 16 years in the UK, USA and Australia, and received the Coach of the Year award from British Rowing in 2007.