In this new edition, comprehensively updated to take account of the most recent developments in the sport The Biomechanics of Rowing offers a unique insight into the technical and tactical aspects of rowing, based on over twenty-five years ...
Author: Valery Kleshnev
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
In rowing, races are often won in spite of, not because of, technique, and many misconceptions still preoccupy both rowers and coaches. This book explains the facts about rowing technique and will help you to find the right way to achieve your best performance. In this new edition, comprehensively updated to take account of the most recent developments in the sport The Biomechanics of Rowing offers a unique insight into the technical and tactical aspects of rowing, based on over twenty-five years experience of working with the best rowers and coaches all around the globe, a careful analysis of millions of data samples, and comprehensive biomechanical modelling with the aim of finding an optimal balance of variables. Topics covered include measurement; performance analysis; technique; ergometer rowing and, finally, rowing equipment and rigging.
This work investigates the effects of oar-shaft stiffness and length on rowing biomechanics.
Author: Brock Laschowski
This work investigates the effects of oar-shaft stiffness and length on rowing biomechanics. The mechanical properties of the oar-shafts were examined using an end-loaded cantilever system, and theoretical relations were proposed between the mechanics of the oar-shafts and rowing performance. On-water experiments were subsequently conducted and rowing biomechanics measured via the PowerLine Rowing Instrumentation System. The PowerLine system measures force and oar angle on the oarlock, as well as proper boat acceleration. The convergent validity and test-retest reliability of the PowerLine force measurements were determined prior to the on-water experiments. Thereafter, rowers were tested over a set distance using oar-shafts of different stiffness and length. There were slight differences in the biomechanics between rowing with the different oar configurations. However, the measured differences in the biomechanical parameters were on the same order of magnitude as the rower's inter-stroke inconsistencies.
CONCLUSION A computer-aided rowing exerciser allows investigation of an
athlete's work capacity and technique during exercise. The using of ... et al., Biomechanics lX-B, Champaign, Ill., Human Kinetics Publishers, 481^85.
Author: R. Maughan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Sports & Recreation
There are two main reasons for pursuing research in the Sports Sciences. Firstly, by studying responses to exercise, we learn about the normal function of the tissues and or gans whose function allows exercise to be performed. The genetic endowment of elite ath letes is a major factor in their success, and they represent one end of the continuum of human performance capability: the study of elite athletes also demonstrates the limits of human adaptation because nowhere else is the body subjected to such levels of intensive exercise on a regular basis. The second reason for studying Sports Science is the intrinsic interest and value of the subject itself. Elite performers set levels to which others can as pire, but even among spectators, sport is an important part oflife and society. of top sport and elite performers, there is also another reason Apart from the study for medical and scientific interest in sport. There is no longer any doubt that lack ofphysi cal activity is a major risk factor for many of the diseases that affect people in all coun tries: such diseases include coronary heart disease, obesity, hypertension, and diabetes. An increased level of recreational physical activity is now an accepted part of the prescription for treatment and prevention of many illnesses, including those with psychological as well as physical causes. An understanding of the normal response to exercise, as well as of the role of exercise in disease prevention, is therefore vital.
This volume in the Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science series delivers up-to-date scientific knowledge alongside practical applications in rowing, making it an invaluable resource for researchers, coaches and rowers of all abilities.
Author: Niels H. Secher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This volume in the Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science series delivers up-to-date scientific knowledge alongside practical applications in rowing, making it an invaluable resource for researchers, coaches and rowers of all abilities. Published under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee, in collaboration with the International Rowing Federation (FISA), Rowing: Provides key knowledge of the historical, nutritional and psychological aspects of rowing Offers ground-breaking physiological insights which can help shape future training methodologies Features a rowing periodization plan to help trainers and athletes create comprehensive and effective training programs, racing plans and tactics. Rowing brings together internationally renowned experts with experience in competitive rowing and sports medicine, making this the complete handbook of medicine, science and practice in rowing.
Some of the very first pioneers in the biomechanics of rowing were : Atkinsons.6 (
whose major works were done at the end of 19th century ) , Lefeuvre and
Pailliotte , and Alexander . 8 The first biomechanical approach to rowing focused
Author: Christopher L. Vaughan
Publisher: CRC Press
This informative text features current and thorough reviews of the biomechanics of sport for improved performance, etiology, and pre-vention of injuries. Winter sports and aquatics are covered, with an emphasis on developing training programs for ski-jumping, alpine, and cross country skiing. Other sports featured include modeling perspectives in speed skating, swimming, and the mechanics of rowing and sculling. Track-and-field athletics, ball games, weight lifting, and training are examined in terms of per-formance, safety, and re-search methodology. Sports scientists and sports medicine specialists will find this book invaluable.
This is an essential resource for any rowing coach, providing an overview of the general environments that support high performance national and international rowing programmes and describing the range of strategies that elite rowing ...
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Advanced Rowing brings together a selection of leading experts in the sport of rowing, including international head coaches from New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and Denmark, who have all coached crews to World and Olympic medals. Distinguished club and university coaches contribute from the United States, Great Britain and Australia. Between them these coaches work with the top national level athletes in their countries and specialise in preparing them to achieve international competitive standard. The coaches reveal key features that they believe explain why they have achieved a consistent level of success, paying special attention to key issues including: - Training programmes to promote skill and fitness - Motivating and inspiring athletes - Creating successful training environments - Selecting athletes and talent identification - Making use of other experts (e.g. sports scientists, physiotherapists, dedicated strength and conditioning coaches) Advanced Rowing also offers insights from experts on selected topics that are important in the development of rowing success including biomechanics, nutrition, technique development, endurance training and strength and conditioning. This is an essential resource for any rowing coach, providing an overview of the general environments that support high performance national and international rowing programmes and describing the range of strategies that elite rowing coaches use to help develop advanced rowing performance.
Regarding the article on rowing technique [Rowing News Vol. 9, No. 15), while
the article does reference the biomechanics of the rowing stroke, there is very
little discussion of what that is and how one would go about understanding what
Basic Factors of Rowing The basic factors of rowing can be broken down into
many components (Figure 6.3) . From this list, only those that directly relate to the biomechanics of the rower will be considered. From Figure 6.3, it can be seen
Development of results in international rowing championships 1893 - 1971 .
Medicine and Science in ... Physiological and biomechanical aspects of rowing ,
implication for training . ... Advances in physiology and biomechanics of rowing .
Although ergometric rowing in many ways resembles actual sweep rowing, there
is a slight difference in the biomechanical application of the upper limb segments
(Lamb, 1989; Nolte, 1991). Although the legs are extending simultaneously ...
Injuries within any sport are specific to that sport , the nature of the injury being
dictated by the biomechanics of the actions involved . Within the sport of rowing a
large proportion of injuries occur whilst getting fit to row , not whilst rowing .
Author: Steven Redgrave
Publisher: Bantam Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
This completely revised and updated version of Olympic gold medal-winning rower Steven Redgrave's definitive book is helpful for beginners and more advanced rowers alike. It explains how to get fit for rowing, the tactics involved and much more.
This study includes the biomechanics of teaching, athletic training, physical therapy, nursing, movements modification for the differently-abled, the older adult, and the fitness and exercise programmes.