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Digital Subscriptions > Row360 > Issue 016 - Feb | Mar 2017 > FOOT STRETCHER TO HANDLE


To the uninitiated, rowing is all arms. However, as we all know, it’s the legs that create the push; the arms simply apply it.

The importance of the lower limb in the stroke

Dr Ed Wittich is an osteopath with a Masters in lower limb biomechanics. Ed consults with numerous national teams, top colleges and groups such as Nike, Rowing Canada and the Victorian Institute of Sport

Legs, body, arms.” The simplest of coaching commands for one of the most complex and loaded movements we can do. And one in which we produce and transfer often more than our own body weight in kilograms of force. One which starts at the feet and ends at the hands, an unbroken flow of energy, with our body acting as the conductor.

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