Technique crtitcism

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Ollie Russell
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Re: Technique crtitcism

Post by Ollie Russell » June 16th, 2019, 6:16 am

Allan Olesen wrote:
June 16th, 2019, 5:44 am
Ollie Russell wrote:
June 16th, 2019, 3:08 am
Allan Olesen wrote:
June 15th, 2019, 3:16 am
...but how about that strapless video?
https://youtu.be/qUwW-ieE1Vc

First half is regular rowing because of the bad angle yesterday, second half is strapless.
I think your strapped rowing looks much more fluent in this video than in your last video. I do not sense your momentum being stopped by the straps in this video.

Your strapless rowing looks good too. In the beginning it is a bit jerky, but at the end you have the same fluent motion and quite a bit of lean back at the end of the stroke.

I agree with HJS that you don't really have the errors, which strapless rowing would be able to repair.

Usual disclaimer: I am just another ordinary rower.
Thanks for the feedback allan. I was surprised to see any lean back at all when i viewed the video. When im strapless rowing it feels as though im perfectly straight with zero lean back. In all honesty i thought strapless rowing was a good drill to use every now and then...its clear to me that i didnt quite understand the "why" i was doing the drill. Even so, id like to be able to row just as well strapless as i do strapped. As i said to henry, if only for the reason that i can feel my core working alot harder. Perhaps i should do a regular core workout alongside my rowing? Situps etc.
Rowing since December 2018
31yrs
6ft 1inch
260lb

2k 6:48:9
10k 38:49
60min 15,324

Goals for 2019: a 6:30 2k, 37:00 10k and would like to try a marathon.

Dangerscouse
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Re: Technique crtitcism

Post by Dangerscouse » June 16th, 2019, 7:44 am

Don't do sit ups Ollie. Plank variations, dead bugs, hundreds, stir the pot (if you have got a swiss gym ball) and paloff presses etc are far better for your back and core.

Doing anti rotation and static holds are what you need to as sit ups and crunches will load pressure on your back and cause eventual damage.
46 HWT; 6' 4"; Liverpool 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:27; 6k= 21:23; 10k= 36:21 30mins= 8,356m 60mins= 16,317m HM= 1:18:40; FM= 2:49:39; 50k= 3:28:18; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Ollie Russell
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Re: Technique crtitcism

Post by Ollie Russell » June 16th, 2019, 8:30 am

Ive rarely ever trained my abs directly when i used to lift weights, i think deadlifting and squatting etc give you all the core strength you need...so long as you use progressive overload...but for me that was 5 years ago, so not much help now! My back does flare up from time to time, so thanks for the warning. I think my lower back gets enough punishment from the rowing :D
Rowing since December 2018
31yrs
6ft 1inch
260lb

2k 6:48:9
10k 38:49
60min 15,324

Goals for 2019: a 6:30 2k, 37:00 10k and would like to try a marathon.

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