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An ergometer based study of the role of the upper limbs in the female rowing stroke

Jones, J. A., Allanson-Bailey, L., Jones, M. D. and Holt, Catherine Avril ORCID: 2010. An ergometer based study of the role of the upper limbs in the female rowing stroke. Presented at: 8th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA), Vienna, Austria, Published in: Sabo, A., Kafka, P., Litzenberger, S. and Sabo, C. eds. The Engineering of Sport 8 - Engineering Emotion. Procedia Engineering (2/2) Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 2555-2561. 10.1016/j.proeng.2010.04.031

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Optimisation of the rowing technique is of paramount importance in improving performance and minimising injury risks. This report aims to investigate and compare arm kinematics between two commonly used commercial gymnasium rowing ergometers; five female amateur rowers were tested on the Concept2™ and the RowPerfect™. Qualisys™ (Sweden) motion analysis system was used to measure stroke kinematics. Results indicate that subjects on the Concept2™ tended to ‘jerk’ (impulse load) the handle during the rowing stroke in an attempt to achieve greater power. Arm kinematics indicate that the RowPerfect™ appears to be more effective for recreational users compared to the Concept2™.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rowing; Ergometer; Concept2; RowPerfect; Upper limbs; Female rowing stroke
Publisher: Elsevier
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2022 09:22

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