Category: Improve your Rowing Stroke

Improve your Stroke – hit the catch

The catch is one of the most critical parts of the rowing stroke cycle. Boat velocity is lowest at the catch, caused by a phase of deceleration when the rower needs to reverse his body’s direction of motion by pushing against the stretcher. This pushing on the stretcher creates a force direct against the boats

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Improve your Stroke – maintain boat speed in recovery

This article is partly inspired by an interesting discussion on the decentrowing blog. In the comments, someone brought up a link to a video by Drew Ginn where he advocates accelerating the sliding seat into the catch. This advice seems to be a bit unconvential  considering most coaches advocate a constant sliding seat speed into

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Improve your Stroke – avoid the drive hump

The Biorow newsletter by Dr. Valery Kleshnev shares great insights derived from scientific research of Rowing. In the November 2012 edition  Dr. Kleshnev presents an analysis of the typical patterns of boat acceleration in rowing. What I find particularly interesting is his comparison of olympic and national level crews. Using data that I have recorded

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