Kinematic asymmetries of the lower limbs – rowing injuries

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Rowing injuries are often caused by poor technique. It is generally accepted that rowing movements should be as symmetric as possible, with some exceptions during sweep rowing. Different abnormalities in coordination, however, might lead to injuries that are caused by… More

Rowing ergometer performance and World Rowing Championships rankings

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Rowing ergometer is used very frequently to evaluate the performance of rowers and to predict on-water rowing times. Mikulic et al. (2009) conducted a study on 562 rowers of both sexes and body-mass categories to compare their performance on rowing… More

Rowing injuries – a hip labral tear in rowers

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Rowing is a cyclic type of sport where similar movement patterns are continuously repeated. Rowing injuries are therefore a common practice while minimizing their occurrence and monitoring the athletes is every coach’s responsibility.
Here is an overview of a research… More

Low-intensity versus mixed-intensity rowing training

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Ingham et al. (2007) assessed the impact of low-intensity and mixed-intensity rowing training on physiological and performance responses in experienced rowers.
Eighteen experienced rowers trained 12 weeks either below lactate threshold (LT) (LOW) or 70% below LT and 30% at… More

Pacing strategies in elite 2000 m rowing

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The objective of this study by Garland (2005) was to determine the pacing strategies adopted by elite rowers in championships at classical 2000 m races.
Split times were obtained for each boat in every heavyweight race of the Olympic Games… More

Anthropometric characteristics of elite female junior rowers

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Bourgois et al. (2000, 2001) have made two studies based on the participants of 1997 World Junior Rowing Championships to assess their anthropometric characteristics. The first study was based on the profile of male rowers, the second one (summarized here)… More

Recovery for sprint rowing performance after high intensity strength training

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of high intensity strength training on sprint rowing after 24h, 48h and 72h.
Ten club-level rowers were asked to join the study by Gee et al. (2012). Prior to the… More

Effect of power output on muscle coordination during rowing

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The aim of this study was to measure the effect of various power outputs on muscle coordination.
Turpin et al. (2011) conducted this study on eight untrained male subjects (UNT) and seven experienced male rowers (EXP) as they hypothesized that… More

Heavyweight to lightweight rowing

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Heavier lightweight rowers tend to have an advantage over rowers who weigh less. This made Slater et al. (2006) hypothesize if transition from heavyweight rowers who weigh around 80 kg to lightweight rowing could be possible and reasonable.
Three experienced… More

Strength and conditioning practices in rowing

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Probably all rowing coaches agree that strength and conditioning training is important in rowing as approximately 400-450 W are generated over 200-250 times throughout the race. Below is a summary of a research paper that focused on 32 coaches’ feedback… More