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The Art of Scullingby Joe Paduda
Synopses & Reviews
Experienced scullers know already, and the uninitiated will soon learn: Blending the countless details of balance, stroke, sculls, and shell into the steady, seemingly effortless rhythm of a good row is no easy task. Yet when those elements mesh, the result is exhilarating. Whether you're an experienced masters sculler looking for an edge in the next Head of the Charles regatta or a novice interested in developing an enjoyable exercise program, The Art of Sculling demystifies both the basics and complexities of a sport that brings health and satisfaction to tens of thousands of people worldwide.
Joe Paduda, a competitive rower, exercise physiologist, and coach of both high school and senior rowing club crews, wrote The Art of Sculling with a coach's eye, taking you through the same natural progression he's seen countless scullers follow--from your first row through advanced training techniques. Paduda begins with the basics, builds on them, then further refines them in a formula that fits both novice and veteran. Here in 12 amply illustrated chapters is everything from choosing the right boat and the right workout to drills for improving your bladework and advice for improving your diet. Recreational rower or racing master, single or team, it's all here. Here also are simple, uncluttered explanations on how your body works and responds to training and diet, and how to get the most from both.
With The Art of Sculling, you'll have your own private coach and trainer alongside as you expand your rowing horizons.
Here's expert advice from rower, coach, and exercise physiologist Joe Paduda that will help you improve your rowing, whether you're a novice or a 20-year veteran:
"Sculling is a fantastic sport. Here's an excellent book for anyone looking to improve their skill. Good rowing."--Brad Lewis, Olympic Gold Medalist, author, Assault on Lake Casitas
Paduda's voice is one of an experienced coach who can communicate some fairly subtle points in an economical, commonsense way."--American Rowing
The Art of Sculling provides novice and experienced scullers with a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the equipment, techniques, and physiology of the sport. Beginners will find step-by-step instructions and photographs for launching and rigging a boat and developing the proper sculling stroke. Experienced rowers will find guidelines for developing training programs. Other chapters cover advanced technique, racing, sculling in team boats, safety, and sculling for the more mature.
About the Author
Joe Paduda began rowing competitively as a member of the varsity crew of Virginia's Yorktown High school in 1974. A four-year member of the Syracuse University crew, he's a seven-time medalist at the National Championships of the U.S. Rowing Association and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association. Paduda added four years of coaching in the Washington, D.C., area while continuing his own competitive rowing with the Potomac Boat Club and the Capital Rowing Club and earning a master's degree in Health/Fitness Management from American University. He continues to row in masters competitions, sprinkling his fitness regimen with stints on a mountain bike, speed skates, and cross-country skis while living and working in Connecticut.
Les Henig, a certifited professional photographer with more than 20 years' experience, is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and a past president of the Maryland Professional Photographers Association. He works from his office in Garrett Park, Maryland.
Table of Contents
Chapter One. First Row
Chapter Two. Beginning Technique
Chapter Three. Equipment
Chapter Four. Rigging
Chapter Five. Advanced Technique
Chapter Six. Exercise Physiology
Chapter Seven. Energy Sources
Chapter Eight. Conditioning
Chapter Nine. Common Sense and Safety
Chapter Ten. Racing
Chapter Eleven. Team Boats
Chapter Twelve. Masters
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