Clarisse Crémer, whenever you return from the Transat Jacques Vabre you’ve a break of just about a month, is it time to restart the machine?
Sure, I’ve actually rested since mid-December. It was the aim to disconnect a bit of from the mission, to place the mind, and the physique, at relaxation, even when I did a bit of train for enjoyable. Now, beginning this week, it's not likely for enjoyable. I’m going again to power coaching, cardio and what to ensure I'm sturdy.
What are you searching for in these collective sports activities periods ?
I do each the truth is, as a result of I additionally do particular person periods with my coach, Anne. A very powerful factor is to be good in your physique and never have ache wherever. With an outdoor eye and a sports activities skilled who advises on the appropriate positions, as a result of it goes additional than biking or operating. After which the second factor I'm searching for is gaining muscle and being stronger. Proper now, I come to the gymnasium thrice per week. Over the 12 months, I attempt to come on common, as soon as per week.
So is it in a preventive side?
Sure, as a result of on our boats we now have to do loopy maneuvers, hyper bodily efforts usually, whereas we’re chilly, that we typically come out of a nap … and we will injure ourselves shoulders, again. So I’m making an attempt to guard myself in opposition to that.
And gaining muscle mass, is it as a result of the Imoca scale desires that?
Sure, however anyway, I do know that I’ll by no means have the power of a 1.90 m man. However the stronger I really feel, the extra snug I shall be on my boat. I nonetheless have to have the ability to take out a sail that weighs 50-60 kg from contained in the boat…. And for that, you want a minimal muscle mass to have the ability to do it. So it's additionally to not be in misery on a ship on basic items. However I do know I’ll by no means do a maneuver as quick as a 90 kg man.
And the cardio side, is it to have the ability to stand up to intense efforts on the winch column?
It’s true that on the Imoca, there are occasions whenever you go up excessive in coronary heart fee, particularly whenever you hoist a big gennaker on the head of the 30m mast, it typically takes a couple of brief breaks to breathe. However, to work on cardio I don't essentially want a coach. I can go run or bike. After which I did loads of athletics from my 7 to 17 years outdated, so I’ve base. In crusing, it’s important to be bodily good, however there’s not a specific muscle group to work on.
For instance, how lengthy does it take you to ship a gennaker to the highest of the mast…
In the meanwhile, it’s fairly lengthy, and I hope it’s going to lower. We’re going to say that from the second I’ve to take the gennak out of the boat and the second when it’s unrolled and adjusted, it ought to take 25 minutes. However 25 minutes fairly intense. To this we should additionally add that, doubtlessly, earlier than sending the gennak, we needed to roll and tuck in one other sail earlier than … that makes loads of effort.
Throughout the solo return journey from Salvador to Lorient, did you are taking much more measure of all these efforts?
I nonetheless did the Transat Jacques Vabre in double with Armel, on a really intense tempo. The target on the Jacques Vabre deckchair was above all to show to me that I may convey the boat from level A to level B. And I spotted that typically we needed to do issues extra slowly, as a result of we do much less nonsense and on these boats after we do silly issues, it rapidly turns into a catastrophe. However I clearly realized that it's more durable in singles than in doubles. Particularly when the twoe it's Armel Le Cléac’h.
You additionally commit an hour per week to the apply of yoga, is that this new in your preparation?
Sure comparatively, it's been a couple of months now … In actual fact yoga is a duplication for me there’s a facet of bodily preparation with the seek for flexibility and stretching. As a result of I strengthen my muscle tissue on the facet, and the extra we muscle the extra it shortens the muscle tissue. After which there’s above all, for me, the need, as soon as per week to take a bit of break, to think about nothing, and yoga is a part of this perspective there, of psychological preparation, and there additionally has the respiration side which is near sophrology, and provides leisure keys, a bit of on order in instances of stress.
So we additionally work a bit of on the thoughts…
Sure. Even when, throughout an hour-long session, we aren’t at all times in a meditative factor, and we’re additionally centered on postures and positions. It nonetheless permits me to calm down and put issues into perspective in an energetic day.
Are there any direct functions of yoga if you are crusing?
In any case it’s sure that I cannot do yoga postures at sea, particularly one which requires stability. However on the relief side, as on the finish of every yoga session, it's a bit like self hypnosis, the place we apply the attention of every a part of the physique, the bodyscan… these are keys which can be utilized to let go and assist you go to sleep a bit of. Probably the most fascinating factor is to appreciate that on a ship, you can even let go.
What concerning the work of so-called deep muscle tissue?
There are particular postures that are laborious to carry, one is a bit of sheathed, however that reinforces in one other approach apart from pure and laborious bodybuilding. What I’m searching for, the truth is, is to concentrate to my physique and yoga lets you notice the painful locations and on which you have to concentrate.
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