The aim of this study was to assess the effects of concurrent biofeedback (BFb) on the ability of skilled rowers to modify the relative motions of their elbow and knee joints during ergometer rowing. Over 2 weeks, BFb (n=7) and control (n=7) participants completed two maximal rowing tasks (pre-intervention; transfer) separated by three submaximal rowing sessions supplemented with BFb for the BFb group. Pre-intervention to transfer session patterns showed increased elbow extension and knee flexion in the early phases of the pull, which was a move towards the pattern advocated by the BFb intervention. Although these alterations were not universal, BFb appears to be a useful training aid for those further from the target movement pattern.
Gorman, Anthony J.; Willmott, Alexander P.; and Mullineaux, David R.
"THE EFFECTS OF CONCURRENT BIOFEEDBACK ON ROWING PERFORMANCE,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 35
, Article 8.
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