Many combine ultra-endurance with pain and fatigue. Hell, I did a number of marathons once, and I haven’t asked to come back to try to try another!!
However , we all know little about the subject, despite its growing popularity. Many rowers have done ultra-endurance rowing during the exercise through the types of Test series (timed half hour or timed half marathon or full). Most would probably agree that these are difficult times. On the one hand, there is no break. Another difficulty is that the pure mental strength is needed for the task. There is little scientific understanding about ultra-endurance rowing. during the week we take a slightly deeper look at three misconceptions about ultra-endurance rowing.
You do not reach the maximum tiredness:
Fatigue is multifactorial, associated with a decrease in muscle performance. Rudder fatigue is most noted with an increase in energy costs and a change in biomechanical running parameters. Despite the frequent discussion about physiological factors that affect fatigue, it is also believed that psychological factors affect rowing. for example, if you row over a longer period of time, your perceived effort rating (EPR) increases. The conscious information is that EPR memory of a known task. When an athlete performs a completely unique exercise or distance, a conservative stimulation approach is performed. this is often why many can increase their effort at the top of a task. the decision to finish the task would be mainly due to two psychological factors: the potential motivation and thus the perceived effort.
The reason not to reach the maximum EPR could also be due to the novelty of the race for these rowers, or the positive experience at the end of the task is due. Now the results could also be different with highly trained Ultra-endurance rowing, except that in most cases you don’t even reach maximum effort when ultra-endurance rowing!
You won’t get hungry!
Hunger, like fatigue, can be a complicated issue. You would expect a rower to get hungry during an ultra endurance race, thanks to the amount of calories burned. Of this high calorie consumption generates a negative energy balance, but during a half-marathon series, many athletes do not report Hunger!. Despite the lack of hunger, calorie consumption is of utmost importance for ultra-cardio training. for example, if an Ultra-endurance rowing machine does not consume calories, it will lack energy for maximum performance. Rowers can also risk hyponatremia, a low salt content in the blood. Hyponatremia can be a deadly disease that kills some Ultra-endurance runners every year . Now rowers do not have to eat anything, but can simply drink a calorie liquid.
The Handle path does not change:
Many trainers avoid Ultra-endurance sets as they adopt the principle of specificity. Working over a longer period of time, however, can be a great way to fit into the right shape and technique to ensure that you do not change the athlete’s steering path during an Ultra-endurance race. This does not mean that they use a “race-specific” biomechanics, but that they engage in a model that does not change its shape. If the grip path does not change, you could say that this kind of coaching is not as negative as expected.