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bob01
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End of stroke

Post by bob01 » June 19th, 2018, 11:11 am

Hi

am I rowing incorrectly??

I accelerate my stroke (using force graph) ending at about the sternum (or maybe a bit lower).

however observing a few rowers lately, they seem to be finishing with the handle nearer the top of the chest. probably giving a longer stroke?? potential Shoulder probs??

What is the best ??

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Re: End of stroke

Post by Cyclist2 » June 19th, 2018, 12:20 pm

On an erg, form is a little different than a boat. You sometimes see more layback and strokes finishing high on the chest or even near the collarbone (extreme) to lengthen the stroke. In a boat that doesn't work and finishing near the sternum with a moderate layback is appropriate.

The erg force curve is good to watch. If you are keeping it a nice round/humped shape, with minimal tailing off at the finish, you're doing fine, regardless of where you finish.
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Re: End of stroke

Post by Ombrax » June 19th, 2018, 4:02 pm

I'm neither an expert nor a racer, so that may explain what I'm about to say, but IMO the "end with handle high on chest" folks look silly and inelegant.

This looks just about perfect to me:

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Re: End of stroke

Post by jamesg » June 20th, 2018, 12:37 am

There's probably a good reason why C2 suggest flat wrists.
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Re: End of stroke

Post by jackarabit » June 20th, 2018, 11:18 am

Google wrist flexion and median nerve entrapment.
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Re: End of stroke

Post by Dangerscouse » June 22nd, 2018, 1:22 pm

Ombrax wrote:I'm neither an expert nor a racer, so that may explain what I'm about to say, but IMO the "end with handle high on chest" folks look silly and inelegant.

This looks just about perfect to me:

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Ditto. It just feels weird pulling any higher
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Re: End of stroke

Post by JerekKruger » June 22nd, 2018, 1:57 pm

Dangerscouse wrote:Ditto. It just feels weird pulling any higher
I for one always pull the handle behind my head. That's the only way I can get a 2m drive length! :lol:
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Re: End of stroke

Post by polish prince » August 13th, 2018, 3:37 pm

i hit just above the belly button

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Re: End of stroke

Post by Neorticros » August 14th, 2018, 3:50 am

All guides suggest to pull it to your "bra line". Just got to buy one of those women's sport bras and check you are doing it right :)

I have myself tested pulling it longer and even flex the wrists a bit at the end and times get better with less effort but then I go back to normal.

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