Rowing Biomechanics Newsletter 10th Anniversary!There was a
discussion among rowing coaches and scientists about lift force at the seat:
does it really lift the whole rower-boat system and decreases water
displacement; orisitjusttransferofweightfromtheseatontothe stretcher?
you know that… …usingEMG(electro-myography)isthebest method to study muscle activity in any human movement? A pilot
study was conducted on a mobile rowing ergometer with the purpose to evaluate
the sequence of muscles activation during the stroke cycle.
together with Concept2, we performed a pilot body
segments velocities and associated seat and stretcher veloci- ties of two
rowers with different styles on the DIR at 37 str/min: study of the
newDynamic Indoor Rower(DIR) and compared its
biomechanical features with a stationary erg, erg on slides
and on-water rowing in a boat.
Why do we
need a certain pitch on the blades? Does it make sense to set zero pitch and
pull abso- lutely horizontally, but "grub” the arms more? Can we increase the
handle (and the gate) height enough to eliminate "grubbing” arms?