3D anthropometric analysis of junior rowers

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In rowing, anthropometric dimensions are strongly correlated to performance. Anthropometric analysis is usually carried out as one-dimensional studies – this summary concentrates on a 3D anthropometric analysis. Schranz et al. (2012) aimed to determine if using the new 3D whole… More

Muscle carnosine in rowing performance

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High muscle carnosine levels can improve muscle contractile behaviour and reduce fatigue. Carnosine (β-alanyl-L-histidine) is a cytoplasmic dipeptide that is present in human skeletal muscles. It is synthesized from β-alanine and L-histidine. Baguet et al. (2010) conducted a study on… More

Energy System Contribution in 2000 m Rowing

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Indoor rowing is an important training tool for rowers. Although mimicking the movement patterns of on-water rowing, the physiological responses (including energy system contribution) are not quite the same. de Campos Mello et al. (2009) conducted a study to assess… More

Testing of Junior Rowers

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Anthropometrical and physiological testing is carried out to discover the most talented junior rowers. Lawton et al. (2012) conducted a study on 30 senior (12 females, 18 males) and 26 junior rowers (8 females, 18 males) to determine whether anthropometry,… More

Slide Ergometer Rowing

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Rowing ergometers can be placed on sliders (slide ergometer) to give rowers an ‘on-water’ feel. In this case the machines, not the rower’s body, move back and forth. Due to this, a lighter mass (ergometer) needs to be accelerated (compared… More

Strength training vs resisted rowing

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Lawton et al. (2013) refer to a phenomenon that over the past 30 years, volumes of endurance training have increased by more than 20% among elite rowers. This raises a problem that rowers might have relatively less time or energy… More

Training and Performance Characteristics of Norwegian Rowers

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This is a retrospective study conducted by Fiskerstrand and Seiler (2004) to ascertain the key training and performance characteristics of Norwegian elite rowers. During 1970 to 2001, 28 male Norwegian rowers won 34 medals (11 gold, 15 silver, 8 bronze)… More

Olympic Gold at the Age of 32

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It is widely known that rowers and cyclists can continue with their professional career even at relatively high age. This review focuses on a study of a professional rower who won an Olympic gold at the age of 32. The… More

Muscle Asymmetries in Sweep Rowing

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Although sweep rowing has a relatively low rate of injuries, certain health issues are distinguished. Asymmetric movement, while rowing, might lead to muscle asymmetries, muscular imbalance and as a consequence, to injuries. Parkin et al. (2001) recruited 39 males, of… More

Anthropometric Profile of Elite Male Junior Rowers

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Anthropometrics of elite rowers has been extensively studied. Many researchers, including Secher and Vaage (1983) and De Rose et al. (1989) emphasize the importance of body mass and body size for rowing performance. However, no specific anthropometric profile for junior… More