“Crews have a signature rowing stroke” If you’ve been rowing for a couple of years, I’m sure you’ve heard this quote in one way or another. Let’s look at this from the athlete’s perspective to make this intuitive. Maybe your coach told you to look at a crew that is doing particularly well and try to learn from
This video is an introduction to the different phases of the rowing stroke and explains why the typical boat acceleration graph looks the way it does. Additionally, I explain the “secret” behind interpreting boat acceleration graphs and what they tell you about your rowing technique.
For todays’ blogpost I want to thank Gregory Smith for allowing us to share his rowing data and discuss some of the results and recommendations I gave him to improve his rowing technique. Greg has a very interesting training blog on the indoorsportservice.co.uk forum (community members only) that should give fellow master rowers some good inspiration for training.
Rowing in Motion supported the finals of the Rowing Championsleague, a new international 350m sprint event in the 8+ where some of the worlds best European Club and University eights competed in a 1:1 knock out system to determine the fastest crew. The finals saw entries from the Netherelands, Great Britain, Hungary, Poland, Czcech Republic, Denmark,