My name is Niels Van Zandweghe and this is the story of my last few months of rowing – seeing the camera images of us could only mean one thing…….
A month from now I will be lining up on the start line of the Lucerne ‘last chance qualification regatta’. I have one opportunity to claim one of the last three spots in the women’s single scull for Rio.
This is a question we get a lot from social media and web inquiries so it’s clearly one many rowing athletes consider. With $375 million + spent on over-the-counter orthotics in the last few years, it makes sense – many of you have them.
The legs are never truly isolated, they have an important role on the spine, pelvis, ribs and upper limbs, even the neck and head.
We always have a lens focused on lower limb mechanics and how they effect the entire rowing movement.
The rowing stroke is one of the few activities where we are loading the foot and ankle in a horizontal plane (or in a seated position instead of standing).
“Why when we erg do we wear running shoes when those shoes are in fact designed to absorb force in order to reduce load?”
BAT Logic applies engineering and manufacturing principals that are head and shoulders above the rest.
Obtaining the best performance means getting the best out of our physiology and mechanics.
Inflictors of almost tortuous levels of pain post exercise – are foam rollers really helping us?
So many times in the gym you hear about athletes trying to force feed themselves as much protein as possible in one heavy dose – more is more, right? Wrong.
All of us operate with a degree of dysfunction. This makes us human but it also makes us susceptible to injury and potential performance loss.