Last week our article on a new method to determine loss of power output at a rowing blade has been published at PLOS ONE. To overcome water drag and create velocity rowers deliver power. However, part of the delivered power does not contribute to boat velocity. Instead this power is used to move the water […]
You might have noticed that there is a bit of a discussion going on between Dr Valery Kleshnev, owner of Biorow and author of the rowing biomechanical newsletters, and us. In his October newsletter, Dr Kleshnev criticizes our recent work on power determination in rowing (recently published in the Journal of Sport Sciences; see below) to […]
In our recently published articles [1 and 2] we have shown that the commonly used method to calculate power output is flawed (see also this blog). To determine accurate ‘true’ power output values we came up with an alternative method. This new valid method differs from the commonly used method with an amount that is equal to […]
In his most recent Rowing Biomechanics Newsletter (October, 2018), Dr. Kleshnev comments on two studies that were recently published in the Journal of Sports Sciences (see Hofmijster et al. ,2018; Lintmeijer et al., 2018). In these studies, we explain why the common method to determine rowing power is incorrect, we determined how large the error is and […]
We wrote a guest blog at rowe.rs on the flaw in current power output calculations. It illustrates why most used methods do not result in correct power output values and the problem of the this flaw.
Today our second article on improved calculations of mechanical power output in on-water rowing has been published as well. In this paper we quantified the difference between power output that is calculated using the common method and the actual true power output. For this study we used Xsens sensors. Additionally, we provide a method that […]