Carlos’s Tip #21: Carlos Dinares talks about your elbows position at the finish

In this video Carlos Dinares shows you his preferred position of the elbows at the end of the stroke. The next video shows what Olympic Champions do on the water.


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Carlos Dinares arrives at conclusions like this one after many hours of practice on the water and on land using telemetric equipment.  Also, from extensive study of the rowing movements of the best.  In these two videos Carlos illustrates what to him is the right approach to be the strongest and most efficient you can be at the end of the stroke.  Positioning, the strength of different pars of the body, and the right coordination in the stroke cycle are the key factors to success in rowing.  Carlos approaches rowing in a very practical way and uses analytic methods when addressing questions.  What are the numbers saying?   How can I quantitatively determine that this is the best position, the best movement?  Carlos understands that recording objective data is the only way to justify a technical preference; every rower has a different body and different physical strengths.   Because of that, each person needs to adapt the boat to his own body with good rigging, and develop his body in the right way to achieve maximum speed with what he/she has.

Today’s Workout:

Warm up 5 minutes easy rowing @ 20 stroke rate

 Do 1 x 12 minutes (2′ @ 18-1′ @ 26) x 4

Do 1x 10 minutes @ 18 strokes x minute

Do 1 x 12 minutes (2′ @ 20-1′ @24) x 4

Do 1 full start of 20 strokes

All the strokes are at MAXIMUM PRESSURE and the suggested stroke rate.
Rest  2 minutes after each piece.

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