INFLUENCE OF BODY MASS INDEX ON ROWING KINEMATICS

  • C. Richter
  • S. Hamilton
  • K. Roemer
Keywords: Rowing, motion analysis, body shape

Abstract

Rowing meets the criteria for weight loss as defined by the American College of Sport Medicine. Little research exists on the influence of body shape on movement kinematics. Even if rowing is a non weight bearing exercise, the body shape may have an influence on rowing motion and joint reactions. This study investigated rowing movement kinematics between normal weight and overweight subjects. Differences were found for hip abduction and adduction angles. This knowledge can help to understand the influence of body weight and body shape on movement kinematics and can help to avoid overloading the joints.
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Coaching and Sports Activities