Indoor Sport Services Training Guide
Our Indoor Rowing Training Guide is the ultimate training resource for the Indoor Rower. Written by top education and coaching specialists, it includes information on technique and training, with programmes on cross-training, 2,000m and marathon race training, weight management and keep fit. There are guest chapters written by top names such as Jurgen Grobler and Chris Shambrook as well as dedicated sections on psychology, nutrition and weight training.
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Terry O'Neill has been involved in rowing for fifty years, thirty of which have been as a coach. He started in the sport as a coxswain and went on to row competitively before taking up coaching after being involved in a car accident. Since then he has been employed by the Inner London Education Authority as a fitness instructor, qualified as a weight lifting instructor and went on to qualify at the National College of Physical Education. He also holds the Gold, Silver and Bronze coaching awards from the Amateur Rowing Association (ARA).
Terry was appointed coach to the Great Britain men's lightweight squad in 1979, who went on to win the Lightweight Eight at the World Rowing Championship in 1980. By 1987 he had moved to coaching the men's heavyweight squad, specifically the Heavyweight Eight at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. He continued coaching at an international level culminating in being the head coach for sculling for the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. He then moved into coach education as assistant director of the FISA International Coaches Course and was sent to Ecuador to run a coaching course for the Olympic Solidarity movement.
Terry lived in Spain between 1991 and 1994 where he coached at the Olympic Rowing Centre in Banyoles and served on the Barcelona Olympic Regatta Committee. More recently he has been a regional coach for the ARA based at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham. He started working at Concept 2 in 1999 and continues to coach and advise on all aspects of rowing and indoor rowing.
Alex Skelton BSc(hons), PGCE
Alex Skelton was educated at Loughborough University where he completed his undergraduate degree in Sports Science and went on to complete a PGCE in Physical Education. He worked as a teacher specialising in the teaching of anatomy and physiology and exercise physiology for A-level until 2002. Alex has competed in and coached basketball at national level and also swam at a national level. He has been involved with rowing since 1996 and now rows at Notts County Rowing Association.
Celia and Keith Atkinson
Celia and Keith Atkinson MBE are founder members of the Concept 2 Education Team. Both are graduates of Durham University and retired teachers. Keith was Head of a Nottinghamshire comprehensive school and has a fifty-year association with rowing as competitor, ARA Gold Award Coach, FISA International Umpire and President of Nottingham Boat Club. Despite having MS, he has won two Bronze medals at the World Indoor Rowing Championships in Boston.
Celia and Keith have been involved in developing all aspects of the Concept 2 Education Programme since its inception.
After being approached at the World Indoor Rowing Championship in Boston in 1990 by Concept 2 Ltd's Managing Director Ian Wilson, Jurgen Grobler moved from his native GDR to Britain in 1991 to be head coach at Leander Club, Henley-on-Thames. He was appointed chief coach for men by the ARA after the 1992 Olympic Games and has held that position ever since.
Jurgen is arguably the most successful rowing coach of all time with numerous Olympic and world championship medals to his name. He was recognised by the international rowing federation (FISA) with the award of "Coach of the Year" 2000 and was elected to the FISA executive committee and competitive rowing commission. Most notably he has coached Matthew Pinsent and Steve Redgrave to four world championship gold medals and two Olympic golds between 1991 and 1996. Since then he has been a coach for the men's coxless four and has taken them to three world championship gold medals and Olympic glory at Sydney 2000. He now focuses his attention on the world champion coxless pair of Matthew Pinsent and James Cracknell in preparation for the Athens Olympics 2004.
Andy Darling writes about sport and fitness for The Independent On Sunday, Running Fitness and Arena magazine, and about all manner of subjects for FHM and Bizarre magazines. He scripts and does the voiceover for ITV retro-music series, `Forever'. He's an American College of Sports Medicine qualified Personal Trainer, has run a 2:41 marathon and learns kickboxing. Whilst juggling work, study for a Post Graduate Psychotherapy degree, and the demands of a wife and three children, he's clocked a 6:41 2,000m row, at the 2001 BIRC, and 5:14.7 for the Golden Mile in 2002.
Kurt Jensen, MSc.Kurt Jensen, from Team Denmark Testcentre, Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, is the man responsible for the physiological testing of Denmark's elite athletes. As a result of these tests Kurt has a big input into the training programmes followed by Denmark's Olympic champion lightweight rowers.
Marjorie T Hagerman, MS, RD, LD
Marjorie Hagerman is an assistant professor in foods and nutrition at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where she is also the director of the didactic programme in dietetics and teaches in the Medical School. A registered dietician of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and a member of Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists (SCAN), a dietetic practice group of the ADA, she is the author of Home Plate Strategy, a nutrition guide distributed annually to all minor league professional baseball players by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society. Marjorie is also a nutrition consultant to the US Rowing Association.
Frank Birch is a long-time runner turned indoor rower. As a club runner he competed regularly on the track and at cross-country. He planned to do a marathon when in his late twenties but decided he liked being a runner who hadn't done one when suddenly everyone started running them. Frank discovered indoor rowing in November 1999 after a friend persuaded him to go and see the BIRC at Reading. He went, watched and knew he would be back to compete the following year - where he picked up a silver medal as a 45-49 lightweight male. Frank started preparing for a marathon on the Indoor Rower earlier this year. He is currently sidelined with a shoulder problem but still hopes to complete the event before the rest of the world catches on.
Dr Shambrook is the co-author of The Mental Game Plan: Getting Psyched for Sport and runs HeadStart Performance Consultants. He has been the consultant psychologist for the Great Britain Rowing Team since 1997 and is a member of the British Olympic Association's Psychology Steering Group. His recent clients include Sunderland Football Club, Lancashire County Cricket Club, and the Cambridge University Boat Race Crews. At the Sydney Olympics, Chris provided support to the highly successful GB Rowing Team, and in particular the Olympic gold winning Men's Eight and the silver medal winning Women's Quad Scull.
Ade Roberts BSc (Hons), MCSP
Ade Roberts was educated at the Universities of Nottingham and Coventry where he qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2002, completing his dissertation in the abdominal imbalance of rowers specific to the core stabilisers. He has been involved in rowing since 1977 and is now a successful coach with crews winning Henley Women's Regatta; representing England at the Commonwealth Regatta in 1999 and 2002; Great Britain at the Under 23 World Championships in 1996, `97 and `98 and Senior World Championships in 2000. Ade now works at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham and coaches the Notts County Rowing Association women's squad.
Kareen Larkin BA Cantab, MSc, MBBS, MRCGP, MSc Sports Med.
Kareen Larkin (nee Marwick) was born in the Orkney Islands, is a part time GP and mother of two now working and living in Nottingham. She was educated at the Universities of Cambridge, Imperial College, and Nottingham where she recently completed her Masters in Sports Medicine, as well as Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School, London.
Kareen started rowing at Cambridge University and went on to represent Great Britain between 1983 and 1995 including the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.
Former British and world champion indoor rower, and author of many technical articles for the Army, Harry has an extremely extensive background, not just in sporting achievements but in the field of rehabilitation. His abilities gained him honours in such diverse activities as rugby, fencing, athletics, canoe surfing, judo and biathlon to name but a few, all at either Army, county, national or international levels. He has also gained awards in coaching and officiating and, after leaving the services, a BEd (Hons) degree. Harry finished his teaching career as an acting head teacher, then took up indoor rowing at the youthful age of 67 years.