POWER IN ROWING

  • Valery Kleshnev
Keywords: biomechanics, rowing, power, body segments

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to introduce the new method of the power determination in rowing and to give values of the total and body segments power in different rowers’ groups. The method uses footstretcher force and boat velocity in addition to traditional handle force and oar angle and gives on average 16.8% higher power values. On average only 52.8% of total rowing power was applied at the handle and 47.2% was applied at the footstretcher. Legs execute 45.2% of total rowing power; trunk does 32.2% and arms do 22.6%.
Section
Equipment / Instrumentation