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Rowing - Specific Scripts / Technique

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Increasing the effectiveness of the rowing technique

Optimizing of power-supply and movement-connection

1.

quick catch, but with a lot of feeling;

2.

full body pretension with following continuing power-supply and useful muscle-force-moment (knee-, hip-, arm-angle) over a long working-way and power-supply at the inboards free of loss;

 

3.

draw-direction of the inboard 90 degree tangential at the first part of the stroke;

4.

acceleration of the inboards with full covered blades;

 

Less resistance during the run

1.

light draw at the foot-stretcher during the extraction;

2.

fluently moving the hands out of the finish-position including the trunk;

3.

controlled sliding forwards;

4.

time wise long active sliding forwards;

5.

late slowing down (of sliding) with fluently direction-change of the motion;

 

Main points of the run

1.

little loss of speed at the front-turning-point and at the catch;

2.

no interruption of the boat-acceleration at the first part of the draw;

3.

no loss of speed during the extraction and back-turning-point;

4.

slight boat-speed excession during the run;

 

Optimizing of the ratio Stroke-Frequenz / Run

1.

maximizing of the  drive-work over the cycle;

2.

inboard-ratio, connection power-output / draw-speed, stabile stroke-size, coordinated power- and motion link-up;

 

3.

less resistance during the run;

4.

ratio of the rhythm, useful sliding, fast turning-phases;

5.

caring about the strain-component run;

6.

speed of motion, centrifugal-forces at the turning-phases:

 

Optimizing of the race-course

1.

maximizing of the complete work over the cycle;

2.

minimizing of the boat-speed-variation;

3.

time wise issue of the individual maximum of competitiveness;

4.

rowing-technical solution of race-tactical purposes (start, distance, finish);

 

                                                                           Dr. Klaus Mattes / Joern Grosskopf, Nov.1999