sweep and rotation?
Posted by: abc on Oct-02-12 8:24 PM (EST)
How much is the shoulder stress of sweep stroke is due to improper technique, I wonder...
Most people who paddled for a while got pretty proficient at forward stroke, using core muscles and such. But it's probably equally important to engage the core muscles for sweep and other control stroke.
I sometimes found myself being sloppy on control strokes because I usually don't do them very often and really haven't practiced enough to have the best technique ingrained in my head & body.
We do millions of forward strokes but 1/1000th of that in sweep strokes. Add to it sweeps are often "thrown in" when "needed", aka, at random. I suspect a lot of us are using poor forms with doing sweep strokes. Hence the much higher stress on shoulder.