Body angle set off the finish
Body angle set off the finish | Faster Masters Rowing Radio
02:45 This Past Week – Marlene was a guest on the Science of Rowing with Will Ruth on strength training in menopausal women.
Rebecca taught a learn to single scull course at her club
09:00 Cross training – definition and is erging cross training?
Getting outdoors gives a psychological break.
New activities should be treated as a transition. Injury alert.
11:15 Strength training is cross training, but we do it all year round.
– reserve high intensity work for rowing. Competitive athletes need sport-specific workouts
– multi-directional movements – load bearing are good like racquet sports, dancing, skating.
16:55 Body angle off the finish – backwards and forwards.
Leaning backwards in body angle
– your posture matters. Don’t lose contact with the foot stretcher.
– practice on land what the hinging at the hip is (it’s not flexing through your spine)
– check the small of your back does not collapse and you are not sitting on the fleshy part of your bum.
Too far back puts weight into bow.
Leaning forwards in body angle
The hull of your boat rises up and down through the rowing stroke.
As you rock forward the boat starts to plane.
21:30 The finish position is not just the release. It’s hard to set your body angle if you get this wrong because you don’t have time in the rowing stroke to correct it.
26:00 Sitting on a seat correctly is important.
– rock back – don’t drop down on your coccyx
– rock forwards with a a pelvic tilt not a back curl
The finish position is determined by your foot connection
29:00 Forward angle is equal to the back angle.
Focus on arms straight first and the body can be a little blended with the leg release.
The angle depends on the stroke rate.
31:30 Drill – seated rock back.
on land – sit on a seat or a swiss ball.
Feet on the ground and arms in front of you straight, then arms on your chest, then behind your neck
In the boat – do feet out rowing.