Isabelle Joschke gives tips on how she trains for the solo multi-stage sailing race The Solitaire du Figaro.
TRAINING OUTLINE (2 of 3)
Muscle-strengthening allows you to work on your arms, shoulders and hands, which are amongst the most highly-stressed parts of the body during maneuvers. The upper body will require the most power. Fitness training is mainly practiced indoors, but swimming sessions (such as doing the breast stroke) could also be an alternative.
Sudden and intense strength is also practiced indoors, for example with a light weight fitness barbell, with a series of quick repetitions of bar lifting that requires your whole body. But there are also other possibilities for training, such as practicing martial arts.
Isabelle Joschke is a French-German skipper (Galettes Saint-Michel) at the Ocean racing team Absolute Dreamer. She has raced 5 Solitaire du Figaro and is sponsored by MaxSea.