The right rowing technique is important for great Concept2-2K-scores and success at regattas. However, there is a disconnect between the ergonomically sound technique and an "anything-goes-rowing-technique-as-long-as-the-rower-pulls-as-hard-as-possible-at-every-practice."
|Pressure on spinal cord from a slipped disc.|
Lower back problems emerge from tight muscles: hamstrings, gluts, abductors, aductors, IT band, and calf muscles. I always check rowers' ability to hinge at the hip joint, how they sit up at the finish, how their legs compress at the catch while observing the position of the feet, and the posture of their backs. The proper rowing technique is easily understood by rowers, coaches, and parents, however, the challenge lays with the fact that juniors are growing individuals, who inherently are victims of the "bone and muscle tug of war." As parents we often hear that kids grow like weed..., and about "those growing pains." These observations underline the importance of constantly checking technique and adjusting exercises which are needed to maintain flexibility.
|Slipped disc pushes on spinal cord.|
|Maximum pressure on lower back which can lead to major back problems.|
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|Zero heel connection at the finish, puts a lot of strain on the shoulders, and leaves the lower back vulnerable to injury. Such technique leaves glut and hamstring muscles underdeveloped.|
|A lack in technical check ups leads to unwanted movements throughout the rowing stroke.|
Xeno Muller won an Olympic Gold in Atlanta and an Olympic Silver in Sydney, and is the current Olympic Record holder in the 2000m Single Scull. He is also the President of XenoRowingCoach and Row2Go which is quickly becoming THE online community for both indoor and on-the-water rowers providing its members with weekly online workout routines and individualized coaching programs.