Adding Value To The Technique Toolbox

Delivering coaching clinics is a unique skill that gets better with practise, the same way training for a paddling event does. Paddling is a constant learning process which means the way we teach is forever changing too. It’s that dynamic that I find myself learning as I’m teaching, learning better ways to get my information across or finding better ways to drill a person into improving their technique. My latest theme of teaching has been, rather than showing someone the ‘correct’ technique, I am instead adding to their tool box or weapon accessory of techniques which they can draw upon...

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Does Body Composition effect performance?

I explore this question in a couple of ways. If you put aside the actual physiological characteristics that lie within the muscle itself (the endurance, strength, speed or power you might have already adapted in the muscles) and just focus on body composition in terms of body weight (mass), body fat, size or height, then there are advantages to manipulating body composition. One of them is the improvement of your relative VO2MAX.. an absolute VO2MAX measurement is the maximum amount of oxygen your body can utilise under strenuous activity (specific to a sports movement) measured in Litres per minute (L/min). Everyone...