Type D RowErg has become the standard tool for water rowers to conduct on-the-spot training. The ambitious Olympic athletes will choose this equipment for training, and most of the boathouses use this equipment. Athletes are tested on the D-type rowing machine, so different training and different athletes can be compared. In this way, the coach can choose the fastest and most powerful athletes for the fleet. So why do you row on a dynamic rowing machine?
After giving birth to the second child, I decided to use 100% of the dynamic indoor rowing boat for boating. As a shallower paddler, I understand that the dynamic rowing machine will bring the best results to my paddle when I return to the water training. In the past, I have avoided using dynamic rowing machines. why? Oh, to be honest, I think the dynamic type can be frustrating. When I paddle on the D-type, it is difficult to reproduce the speed that I used to be. My self-confidence has been hit hard. I did not tell myself, “hold on, you will improve,” but begin to doubt your ability. I hope that my training results are reflected in the capability monitor.
After the maternity leave, I will start again. I no longer use numbers to judge the effectiveness of my training, but slowly return to the original level. I let myself go to enjoy the boating, instead of tangling myself to be able to keep the segmentation timeless than 2:00/500 meters (any time, even if it is a paddle!).
The dynamic type is more successful than the D type in guiding my boating skills. As mentioned earlier, I will look at the force curve when training on the dynamic type. I no longer pay attention to speed but observe the force curve for each paddle. This kind of effect is very valuable. If I “open a gap” in training, I will intentionally separate the kicking movement from the body swing. The visual cue of the force curve helps me see my feelings. Now, I have not seen the changes on the capability monitor, I can feel the nuances in the paddle. Indeed, a good paddle will increase the speed of each segment.
I think the dynamic rowing machine improves the way I paddle when I paddle. On dynamic rowers, the change in direction is critical. Unlike the D model, a dynamic, smooth rope requires some skill to move from the paddle position to the kicking leg. I found that with the help of the D-type drive chain, I can do it without worrying about the timing of the kicks. When I start to use the lame to replace the body core and arm (correct) force, the dynamic type will show results; the segmentation results will be improved.
My annual training focus is on single rowing and double rowing with my partner. The dynamic type reproduces my feeling of using these small rowing boats to paddle. Due to the transition from large rowing (high school and college time for more than 8 people) to small rowing, I shortened the paddling time and the experience of training the paddles was easier. I try my best to increase the paddle frequency on the water when I am paddling, but when using the dynamic type, I can practice a quick transition from one paddle to the next without worrying about the position and loss of balance. Yes, I have a faster paddle frequency on the dynamic type than on the D type; this requires a lot of physical effort to achieve and maintain. But this does not make me move faster.
Dynamic is not just for small rowers. If you use a large rowing boat to participate in the competition, the dynamic type allows you to make full use of the right skills and strength, to complete rowing training at a higher pitch frequency, closer to the situation when eight people rowing. One of my colleagues is preparing to participate in the eight-person rowing competition and also uses the dynamic type. After practicing a summer 24 spm paddle rowing, I experienced the game under 34 pm in a dynamic way. This exercise helped a lot in the training of the Charles River Rowing Competition®.
The dynamic type has no other fitness advantages; for those who want to choose the best and most reliable standard rowing machine, I will still recommend the D type. If these discussions about the order of paddles, paddles, kicks, and paddles are useless to you, then dynamics will not help your boating training. However, if you are a water athlete and want to improve your paddling, you are willing (possibly) to give up “everyday” training in the short term to gain long-term gains on the rowing machine. I highly recommend the dynamic type. Some athletes may feel that the performance changes are small or zero when using D and dynamic, but the value of these devices is to assess changes you observe or not observe.
Experienced athletes, such as myself, can choose dynamic. But as a member of the small rowing club, which mostly performs single-player training and competitions, I will not train equipment tests on the D-type (we don’t have it!) or indoor competitions (usually also on the D-type). My focus is on speeding up the water. Finally, I am mature and insightful (I hope), I can see through my uncertainty about whether the speed is slow, and I am happy to meet the difficulties and maintain my highest difficulty skills.
Type D will continue to be the standard equipment for team training and competition. This equipment is affordable and has all the benefits of boating. Type D has a high penetration rate and is available in most gyms and boathouses. Yes, I broke the vow that only rowed on the dynamic type. Although that is my favorite indoor rowing machine, sometimes I will use the D type (or E type) for comparison. For me, this model seems to be “elastic”; unlike the dynamic model, there is some tension on the D-type drive train that helps me get back to the paddle. The equipment is intimate, the data output on the monitor is familiar, and the equipment test (even though my last test was 18 years ago!) is still daunting. In exchange for the D type, I don’t need to change the skill. My goal is to improve my outdoor rowing skills with the best techniques available in the room. I also challenge you, no matter which equipment you use to row, come and use your boating skills to take advantage of it.