This study had for purpose to evaluate the impact of using a different timing of trunk extension on performance parameters and on core stability during ergometer rowing. 16 expert rowers took part in this study. Each subject rowed with 3 different trunk extension timings on a RowPerfect 3. An early trunk extension technique was detrimental to performance and induced more activity of trunk extensors. The usual legs-trunk-arms kinematics sequence seems to be more performant despite not being the least demanding on core stability.
ERTEL, Geoffrey; SIMON, Frédéric; DUCHENE, Youri; Maciejewski, Hugo; GAUCHARD, Gérôme; and Mornieux, Guillaume
"INFLUENCE OF TRUNK EXTENSION TECHNIQUE ON PERFORMANCE AND CORE STABILITY DURING ERGOMETER ROWING,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 40:
1, Article 42.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol40/iss1/42