exercises

Control – Pause paddling (easy all)

Practice: At a fixed agreed point in the stroke, the stroke is paused for a moment, while the boat stays level. Also called “easy all”. Stop 1 (immediately after release) is used when rowers Pull the trunk over the handle(s). With the modern initial away, the Stop 2 (arms stretched, trunk laying backwards) and Stop 3 (arms outstretched and trunk rotated) have become obsolete, they no longer have any function. Stop 4 (¼ seat in the resting point) will take its place. Stop 5 before the catch is possible, but is very difficult and is therefore relatively little used. 
Type: Classic exercise. The exercise Practice recovery sequence is more effective than this exercise and is therefore preferred.
Purpose: By varying the stopping moment, the crew's movement sequence is equal.
Focus: Pay attention to moving your own blade(s) in sync with those of the stroke. Feel the moment the crew starts sliding with your feet.
Transfer: The stops don't actually transfer well to a full stroke. That makes them hardly effective.
Variations: The coxswain does not give a “Go”, but the stroke determines when the crew will row again. The stop becomes a slight hesitation. Multiple stops are combined in one draw. The stop(s) are done once every two, three or five strokes.

Control – Getting ready at the finish
Control – Lengthening the draw

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