Part I: The Philosophy of Rowing Chapter 1 Winning at All Costs: A Historical Perspective Chapter 2 Developing a Coaching Philosophy Part II: Long-Term Athletic Development Chapter 3 10 Factors Influencing Athletic Development Chapter 4 Planning for the Long Term Part III: Rowing Science Chapter 5 Physiology of Rowers Chapter 6 Monitoring Your Training Chapter 7 Loads on the Bodies of Rowers Chapter 8 Biomechanics of Rowing Chapter 9 Using the Equipment More Efficiently Chapter 10 The Mental Side of Rowing Part IV: Training in Rowing Chapter 11 How Rowers Learn Chapter 12 Training for Strength Chapter 13 Effortless Rowing Chapter 14 Special Considerations for Adaptive Rowing Chapter 15 Women in Rowing Chapter 16 Managing a Team Chapter 17 Improving Performance With Nutrition Part V: Racing Chapter 18 Selecting Athletes and Crews Chapter 19 Tapering for Races Chapter 20 Learning From Racing Part VI: The Future of Rowing Chapter 21 Predicting Rowing's Future Chapter 22 Shaping the Sport of Rowing
Volker Nolte is director of the rowing program and assistant professor at the University of Western Ontario, where he teaches coaching and biomechanics. Since 1993, he has led his men's rowing team to 10 Ontario University Athletics Championships and three Canadian University Championships. In 2008, his university crew won the German University Championships and the Temple Challenge Cup at the famous Henley Royal Regatta in England. He was the lightweight men's national team coach with the German Rowing Association from 1984 to 1990 and with Rowing Canada from 1992 to 2000. His national team crews won an Olympic silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta Games, two world championship titles in 1993 and 2000, and several medals at recent world championships. Nolte received both a physical education diploma (1976) and a civil engineering diploma (1979) from the University of Saarbrucken in Germany and a PhD (1984) in biomechanics from the German University of Sport Sciences in Cologne. Nolte is an internationally acknowledged expert in biomechanics. He presents frequently at scientific and coaching education conferences worldwide with his research focusing on coaching and biomechanics of high-performance sport, especially rowing. He is also a distinguished researcher in the field of sport equipment. His research has produced many papers in refereed journals and articles in various publications. Nolte is an experienced rower, representing his home country of Germany at several world championships. He is still a keen competitor in masters events and lives in London, Ontario, Canada.
"Rowing Faster is the book that I needed when training and competing in order to understand the theories behind the regimens and routines. Incredibly, Volker Nolte manages to capture not only the sport of rowing but also the elusive qualities of the art of rowing." -- Kathleen Heddle, Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist "Volker Nolte provides a blueprint for success in our sport. Rowing Faster is a must-read for all rowing coaches, fromnovice to elite." -- MikeTeti, Head Coach, Men's Rowing, University of California at Berkeley