Recently there have been some interesting studies completed around rowing. Congratulations to the authors on their hard work and their contribution to furthering our sport.
The first study looks at rigging and the impact this has on catch slip and drive time with a correlation being demonstrated between positive catch slip and reduced drive time in achieving success. A study such as this is interesting in the context of new equipment such as the Randall Foil and the this product promotes less catch slip. This study can be found here.
The second study looks at the way the rowing stroke cycle is measure and implores us all to remember that beyond measuring force outputs we should also be considering our efficiency on the recovery. For many of us that use technology such as the Active Tools Activespeed having the data is only as valuable as the way we interpret and act upon it. This can can be found here.