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Benefits

  1. Starts at a challenge level easy enough for novices
  2. Inclinometer provides accurate and immediate feedback
  3. Graduated proprioceptive and core strength development – at your own pace!
  4. Matches the instability of any racing shell
  5. Superior dry-land training leads to competitive edge

For novices: The attachment range encompasses positions of less instability (more stability) for novice rowers having little or no on-the-water experience. This wide range of positions facilitates a graduated increase in the challenge of perfecting proprioceptive balance in tandem with the emerging skills of the rower during a training regimen or over a series of workouts on the erg.

For elite rowers and scullers: It helps rowers identify where in the stroke cycle they tend to make balance errors. Tending to port at the catch? To starboard at the finish? Too uneven during recovery?

For masters and seasoned veterans: Rowing is a great life-long sport. As we age, our balance skills inevitably diminish. When we set down the oars for the last time, chances are it's because we're losing the sense of balance rather than the strength. Extending the years we can participate extends both our enjoyment of our favorite sport and our vitality itself. WILIS can help to maintain these skills during the off-season or when weather or other conflicts make being on the water difficult.

"On average, a performance difference of one-half of one percent is all that separated a gold medal performance from not even medaling at the 1996 Olympic Games." -- Jay T. Kearney, PhD at the 1996 USOC Sport Science & Technology Quadrennial Conference

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