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SSM Conference 2015 2.3 - 150 Years of Rowing Faster

British Rowing
British Rowing
150 Years of Rowing Faster: What Are the Sources of More and More Speed?

Professor Stephen Seiler discusses how rowing has a 150 yr. + competitive history and that examining results from historic races like Oxford-Cambridge (est. 1829) and the world championships (est. 1893) reveals a linear increase in boat speed by 2-3% per decade. Boat velocity increases if propulsive power is increased and/or power losses are reduced. Over time, the propulsive power capacity of elite rowers has increased. Part of this increase is a result of recruiting athletes from a population that has become taller (1-3 cm per decade) and heavier.

Speaker Biography
Professor Stephen Seiler (PhD FACSM earned his doctoral degree from the University of Texas, Austin, but has lived and worked in Norway for nearly 20 years as a university teacher and researcher. He is currently Professor in Sport Science and Dean of the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of Agder in Kristiansand, Norway.

Professor Seiler also serves as senior research consultant to the Norwegian Olympic Federation. In 2013, he was elected to the Executive Board of the European College of Sport Science.

His work has influenced and catalysed international research around training intensity distribution and the “polarized training model”. He has published over 70 peer reviewed publications, and written over 100 popular science articles related to exercise physiology and the training process. Professor Seiler has given over 100 scientific lectures around the world and is also a founding editorial board member of the International Journal of Sport Physiology and Performance.

Improving Performance Naturally: Sports Science & Medicine Conference for the World’s Leading Sports Scientists and Medical Practitioners in Rowing

The Sports Science & Medicine Conference was held for the first time at the SAS UK & Ireland company headquarters in Marlow. The conference had delegates attend from a variety of Sports Science and Medical disciplines, who travelled from within the UK and around the world – all attracted by an exciting programme which boasts an impressive list of speakers from the leading edge of research and practice. The event was supported by UK Sport and FISA and proved to be a great success.

The conference proceedings will be published online on the BMC Sport Science, Medicine & Rehabilitation website, check here for updates:

Explore our video playlist to look at other talks from our esteemed speakers, see below for the schedule:

Day 1:
• SSM Conference 2015 1.0: Welcome (Jean-Christophe Rolland) – intro by Rosie Mayglothling
• SSM Conference 2015 1.1: Injury Prevention and Performance – Are They Mutually Exclusive? What Science Tells Us (Prof. Alison McGregor) – intro by Prof. Jo Hannafin
• SSM Conference 2015 1.2: Protecting the Clean Athlete, Protecting Health (Dr Richard Budgett OBE) – intro by Prof. Greg Whyte
• SSM Conference 2015 1.3: Current Issues within FISA and the Medicine and Science World (Dr Alain Lacoste) – intro by Dr Tomislav Smoljanovic
• SSM Conference 2015 1.6: Altitude: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Prof. Greg Whyte) – intro by Gianni Postiglione
• SSM Conference 2015 1.7: Endurance Sport and Cardio Vascular Health (Prof. Sanjay Sharma) – intro by Prof. Jürgen Steinacker
Day 2:
• SSM Conference 2015 2.1: Training in Extreme Hot and Cold (Prof. Mike Tipton) – intro by Dr Ann Redgrave
• SSM Conference 2015 2.2: Rib Stress Fractures (Dr Anders Vinther) – intro by Dr Fiona Wilson
• SSM Conference 2015 2.3: What We Know Makes the Boat Go Faster from 150 Years of Research (Prof. Stephen Seiler) – intro by Prof. Henning Bay Nielsen
• SSM Conference 2015 2.4: Cardiac Case Study (Prof. Henning Bay Nielsen) – intro by Dr Ann Redgrave
• SSM Conference 2015 2.5: Analytics – What’s It All About? (Dr Laurie Miles)

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