I wanted to do a quick follow-up post to my US Rowing webinar from last Saturday. I have to say I had a blast and I'm still very humbled and appreciative to US Rowing for having me. Below is the link to the webinar, Q&A, as well as links to my videos on the ankle for your reference.
It's the motion at our foot and ankle that allows us to load our whole backside.
Can our ankles be as stable as the strongest woodworking joint?
Just like running, rowing should also have a shoe recommendation based on foot type.
Everyone should be squatting. Not everyone should be married to a specific variation.
We are always looking for joints to be mobile enough to load force efficiently, and stable enough to use that force in an efficient manner.
We need to be able to roll up over the big toe as we ride into the catch.
"The researchers found improvements in power, stroke length, and foot force symmetry".
Don't have the time? Ankle mobility won't improve? Just rigg around the problem.
Blake Gourley holds a Masters of Science in Sports Performance Training and has over 12+ years of experience working with rowers. Read more