Too many rowers think their effectiveness depends solely on tugging the oar handle. Their leg drive consists of a jump or a kick, but this creates only momentary force.
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When we put ourselves in uncomfortable situations, such as rowing workouts, our minds may get distracted by the discomfort.
As with a bicycle, speed and stability are related.
Repetition training improves stroke mechanics at race pace with work bouts of less than two minutes.
Is it because of stiffer or lighter boats and oars? Different training? Changed strategy? All of the above?
All of us like working on our strengths. But improving a weakness is even more powerful.
The move, although not unexpected, ends weight-based categorization at the USRowing Youth National Championships and USRowing’s Youth Regional Championships.