Rowing - Specific Scripts / Technique
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According the empirically ascertained line of force during the drive, it seems to be useful to design a special curve for each different boat category.
The power-output at the catch in a single is totally different to the power-output of an eight. For those rowers, who normally a focused on rowing in an eight, it seem to be useful, to row a stroke with the line of force of an eight, even in the practice in a pair or single.
Mental problems can occur in cases, when a rower who normally rows in a single, but his/her mental desire to pull as hard as possible leads to a too heavy load at the catch, which normally results in a lack of acceleration during the rest of the drive. This leads automatically to a decreased speed. Continued for a longer time
( especially in a race, where it is most fatal ) the body can not stand this load and will die sooner or later.
Getting the feeling for the right load at the catch can/should be learned by time and renewed during the whole time of the rowing-career. The necessary line of force can / has to be designed for each boat category new. Sometimes this has to happen separately.
The rower has to learn, how to recall this feeling again if necessary, while training or racing in a boat, that is different to the boat category she/he normally rows in.
Dont pay out too much at the catch, Zitat from rowing technique
Joern Grosskopf, 2000