GENDER DIFFERENCES IN ROWING ERGOMETER TECHNIQUE
Wise, K. A., & Butcher, G. M. (2002). A comparison of the rowing stroke between experienced female and male rowers on a land ergometer. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 34(5), Supplement abstract 184.
Experienced rowers (M = 12; F = 10) rowed continuously on a Concept II ergometer for 600 m including 10 strokes that were performed to exhibit power (a power ten effort). Techniques were analyzed.
Significant differences between the groups were observed in the ranges of motion in the shoulder and trunk movements. No differences were exhibited in peak angular acceleration or percent timing of the peak angular acceleration for any joint.
Implication. Males use the shoulders and trunk differently to females in ergometer rowing.
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