Rowers come in all shapes and sizes. One aspect of this is that the anatomy of our lower limbs varies greatly. Some of us have incredibly long femurs (thigh bones), some have terrible ankle flexibility and some even have one…
The Shoulder Joint – An undervalued piece of the Rowing puzzle
The Shoulder Joint is an undervalued piece of the rowing puzzle. When functioning optimally it goes unnoticed as a seamless link in the chain and the ability to “hang off the handle” is easy. However, if this link in the…
Flexibility – How much is too much?
Flexibility work is seen as an important aspect of rowing, whether as part of a training programme or as an injury prevention strategy. Whether you are an injured or healthy rower, you are sure to have experienced a coach, fellow…
Movement Variability and it’s impact on rowing
Movement Variability and it’s impact on rowing; Adapt To Survive! It’s been a while between posts from us as we’ve been traveling the world, well mainly the USA, from the World Champs to the Charles we’ve hit both coasts and…
Have you seen the feet on 6-seat?! Hygiene in the boathouse.
Up to 25% of people suffer from the fungal infection that causes Athlete’s Foot – that’s 2 seats in your 8.
Lumpy and sore big toe? Read on as we dissect the Bunion.
From limited evidence and clinical experience, the cause is believed to be secondary to a number of intrinsic (internal) and extrinsic (external) factors, here they are:
Understanding Rib stress fractures and the mechanics behind them
Understanding rib stress fractures and the mechanics behind them in rowing; We have posted quite a lot about rib stress fractures and any commentary on them has always been in our most popular articles so we thought we give you…
The art and science of movement
In every sport – or every movement, for that matter – our entire body is being used, with its unique set of mechanics. The body moves in sport as in life: in a continuous, unique and nuanced manner. However,…
Rowing in India – BAT Logic partners with CSS in Vision 2024
In 2016 BAT Logic joined forces with Indian sports performance center CSS to embark on the ambitious and exciting rowing plan ‘Vision 2024’, paving the way for an Indian Gold medal at the Olympics. Read more here as one of…
The Symmetry of Sweep; A BAT Logic-Row360 article
BAT Logic writes on; The Symmetry Of Sweep, a research piece based on analysis of the foot force in sweep rowing for Row 360 Magazine in our semi-regular performance column. Hit the link below for the full article: Row360…
Understanding Foot Force
Foot force is not a measure of how powerful your feet are, rather it is an expression of how well they transfer the force of the hip and leg muscle structures onto the stretcher.
Rib stress fractures – Part 3; A case study on load & some suggestions
Muscles load up and cause an exponential increase in the tension of the ribs and their muscular influences. Our subject also presents with some thoracic spine restriction (very common in rowers) that operates to place more stress on rib movement by restricting their freedom to move in their spinal joints.
Rib stress fractures – a mechanical view part 2; The Anatomy
The micro trauma that causes stress fracture is itself caused by excessive and uneven forces, including those applied by these three key muscles resulting in asymmetrical/excessive loading of ligaments and bones…..
Rib stress fractures – a mechanical view part 1
A principle of science and of medicine in particular is that one must understand the normal, or natural course of studied phenomena before attempting to describe and study the pathologic or abnormal. When looking at the ribs we must consider the load they carry in the body.
Back, hip and pelvic screening for rowers – a discussion.
Most sports screen their athletes (often pre-season) to assess for issues that may increase risk of injury. Where do you start?