Carlos’s Tip #23: Carlos Dinares talks about 2011 Canadian coaching conference

Carlos dinares is enjoying the Canadian coaching conference this week in Vancouver, BC.

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The conference has very interesting speakers like Mike Spracklen, Terry Paul, Al Morrow, Volker Nolte, Robin Williams, Valery Kleshnev, athlete Tracy Cameron and many others. I’m learning first hand from all of them. There are so many good stories to learn from. I’m very pleased to see how open and clear the Canadians are about their goals and technique. They are building a rowing model for all to follow. They are getting organized to achieve success at the Olympics and they are working on this direction together. Peter Cookson is doing a very good job making a clear path to Excellence. They want to succeed at the Olympics and they are building together their way there. I’m very pleased I have the chance to be one of them this week and learn with them. Thank you Canada and good luck in your path to Excellence and to London 2012!

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My biggest highlight of todays session was the chance to talk with this CHAMPION rower from germany. He was so relax and calm. Nothing about him showed me  the fire, agressivity, eager to win and execute that he showed me when he was racing on the water. I remember racing him in 1990 and getting killed by more than 10 seconds! I couldn’t even see him. After 10 strokes he was gone! He is the same person but now on the land and not racing and killing me and he keeps humble, quiet and discret. He doesn’t need to prove anything because he is good and confident. How amazing is to meet champions like him that know how to get the job done on the water. How amazing is to talk and learn from them. This is one of the biggest talents of rowers like him, to never stop until excellence and Gold medals are achieved. The path to excellence is the only way! Thank you for sharing your story with me!

Today’s Workout:

Warm up 5 minutes easy rowing @ 20 stroke rate

 Do 1 x 19 minutes (4′ @ 22 + 3′ @ 24 + 2′ @ 26 + 1′ @ 28 + 2′ @ 26 + 3′ @ 24 + 4′ @ 22)

Do 1 x 3 minutes @ 30

Do 1 x 1 minute MAX

All the strokes are at MAXIMUM PRESSURE and the suggested stroke rate.
Rest  2 minutes after each piece.

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