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Comprehensive Study on the Biomechanics of Rowing

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2016
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The goal of this study was to find ways to improve rowing performance (measured by power output) and to avoid injury. Power output was used to define better rowing technique, with better technique being related to higher power. Aspects investigated for their effect on power were angles of the knee, elbow, and wrist; back lean; back curvature; changes in breathing pattern; and power 10. The risk for increased back injury was defined the moment when the product of back speed and force on the body was the highest. It was found that increased back lean, exhaling during catch, and calling a power 10 increased power. No clear relationship between power and wrist angle, knee angle, or back curvature was found. Also, the most likely time to injure the lower back was halfway through the stroke, when the rowers starts to pull with the back.
Title: Comprehensive Study on the Biomechanics of Rowing.
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Name(s): Novotny, Diego, author
Middaugh, Luke, author
Sanchez, Francia, author
Thibodeau, Samantha, author
Rojas, Tomas, author
Visness, Erica, author
Witham, Janvier, author
Lynch, Morgan, author
STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium
Type of Resource: text
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 2016
Physical Form: PDF
Language(s): English
eng
Abstract/Description: The goal of this study was to find ways to improve rowing performance (measured by power output) and to avoid injury. Power output was used to define better rowing technique, with better technique being related to higher power. Aspects investigated for their effect on power were angles of the knee, elbow, and wrist; back lean; back curvature; changes in breathing pattern; and power 10. The risk for increased back injury was defined the moment when the product of back speed and force on the body was the highest. It was found that increased back lean, exhaling during catch, and calling a power 10 increased power. No clear relationship between power and wrist angle, knee angle, or back curvature was found. Also, the most likely time to injure the lower back was halfway through the stroke, when the rowers starts to pull with the back.
Identifier: fgcu_UGR_0036 (IID)
Note(s): Poster from the 2016 STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium. Research Mentors: Dr. Derek Lura
Subject(s): Qualysis
Motion Tracking System
Rowing.
Sports performance
Injury.
Biomechanics.
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Owner Institution: FGCU

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