Athlete’s muscle function during Dragon Boat practice requires activation of a complex kinetic chain (composed of a great number of muscles of all sizes, starting from dorsal muscles, abdominal muscles and muscles of the limbs). The Dragon Boat competition includes, during the sporting year, races with length spanning from about 40 seconds (200 meters) up to 10 minutes (2000 meters) and beyond, in specific distances (long distances).
Bruttini, Flavia; Benzo, Serena M.D.; Loddo, Stefano; Nakou, Ioanna M.D.; Vescovi, Marco M.D.; and Vescovi, Monica M.D.
"Dragon boat: customizing the training plan,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: Vol. 5
, Article 17.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol5/iss2/17