SEAT SPECIFIC TECHNIQUE IN PAIR OARED ROWING

  • M. McBride
  • D. Sanderson
  • B. Elliott
Keywords: rowing, technique optimisation

Abstract

Biomechanical analyses were conducted on ten established pair combinations to determine if evidence existed to support the theory of seat specific rowing technique. No statistically significant differences were found between stern and bow seat rowers in the variables analysed, but sufficient evidence existed to warrant further investigation into this issue. When two rowers who demonstrated the appropriate seat specific technique were combined, the improvement in average boat velocity was 8 standard deviations greater than the control group mean. It was concluded that the improved boat velocity produced by this crew was at least partially due to the combination of rowers who exhibited the appropriate seat specific technique.
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Coaching and Sports Activities