Rowing is a popular activity; it is easily mastered and can be developed upon. It is also useful in many instances and can provide a person with a steady and fluent schedule of exercise. Rowing is mostly used for working on a person’s core strength and back muscles as well as the thighs. Though there is nothing that can go wrong when you row, you must realize that the position in which that you are sitting. It can significantly influence how you can grow as well as the effectiveness of your rowing. The activity is all about active movements, and each movement that you make from the way you move your arms to how you shift your weight from side to side can influence the effectiveness of your rowing. So one must realize that their position must be corrected before they start their rowing. Foot force is also essential in rowing, and it determines whether you can quickly move forward or not. Foot force is vital in rowing also because it can lower the risk of bodily injuries. If done correctly, the foot force can help you move forward with precision. However, if it is done incorrectly, the chances are that you will sprain your ankle or cause more damage than you expect, which will also cause a long time to heal from your injuries.
What Is Foot Force?
Foot force is the distribution or carrying of strength from your hips and back to your feet. Foot force is not defined by strength; neither is it defined by the movement of your body. Instead, it is determined by the effectiveness of your legs in carrying and using your body weight to push against the floor and use the strength generated to row efficiently. Foot force is an expression used to describe how well your feet can transfer the energy generated from the rest of your body.
Foot Force and Its Role in Rowing
Foot force plays an essential and crucial role in rowing. It can mean the difference between winning and losing. It can also help in improving your stability and effectivity in rowing. A stable rate of foot force means that you are more stable in your rowing and are less likely to tire quickly. However, an unstable foot force can easily cause injuries and strains in muscles and force you to tire easier.
Heel or Toes
Majority of the time when a person engages in rowing, they use their toes for channelling their foot force. There is nothing wrong with using one’s toes to push and use as energy to complete the task. However, it is not as efficient or as strong as using the whole of your foot. When you engage in foot force, there are instances when your heel touches the surface. This is according to studies, the moment in which the weight is more evenly distributed and flows through more naturally. It is due to this discovery that the most effective position for a better foot force is with your whole feet planted. This way, your toes will not suffer from the brunt of the force and injure the balls of your feet. Using your entire foot, including your heels, reduces that force and makes it a whole lot easier to move forward, it also helps you last longer without getting tired.