Rowing Techniques Followed By A Rower


Main technique for making rowing stable is to be in continuous motion. The sync between the water flow and the rower should be stable in order to make the experience more delightful. If more than one person is rowing the boat then both the person’s movement should be similar and synchronized as it will give a perfect and stable speed.

While putting the oar blade into the water the splash should be less and if there are more splashes in the water technique in rowing has to be improved. Bringing the blades out of the water also plays a vital role in rowing as should be just above the water level and their movement should be horizontal. The boat speed will be minimum during the catch and fast during the release. Maintaining a consistent movement and speed of the boat makes the work easier for the rower.

The athlete’s age, size, and the number of rowers in the boat decides the efficient movement of the boat along with the speed as they are the factors which decide the number of strokes while rowing. The stroke speed will vary along with the time as it will be more at the start then reduced to medium in the middle and will become more again during the finish as it will allow the team to get first place in races.

These changes are done in order to maintain the energy level of the rowers. The pressure exerted on the shaft and the body angle of the rower also plays a vital role in the act of rowing. For this purpose the legs are used to exert pressure. Hands are used to pull the shaft and maintain the bend on the shaft. Once the shaft starts to bend it has to release for next movement as it will allow a proper stream of movement in the boat ride.


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