Draw – Practice finish hand height

Practice: First, establish that the rower is not Digging deep. When this is the case, the highest point of the handle(s) is in the middle of the drawand not at the end. The start with the exercise Vary blade height. Next, ask the rower not to pull the handle(s) toward him with a bend at the top (""), but to raise the handle(s) at the end of the draw (""). This results in the handle(s) being pulled almost in a straight line toward the chest. If this is still insufficient, ask the rower to row the first half of his draw with half-covered blade and the second half of the draw with full-covered blade. Have him look at his blade to see how that works. Row three strokes where the handle(s) are drawn at belly height to the body, three strokes at the chest height, followed by three strokes at belly height and then three strokes at hip height. So, the finish hand height as follow: chest, belly, hip, belly, chest, belly etc. 
Type: Motor exercise. Uses a Differential approach
Purpose: Learn to make the end draw at the right height.
Focus: Pay attention to the handles. In sculling, the thumbs can be used to prick the chest or abdomen. In doing so, the finish hand height can be felt. Pay attention to both the correct height and that both thumbs touch the body at the same height.
Transfer: Give this exercise follow up by asking the rower asking to draw the handle(s) at chest height and then touch the lap before the initial away. Chest height is used, because the handles drop down on their own (overcompensation). First press the handle(s) down and then feather and push them away (press & feathering). Finally, ask the rower to write from the catch a lying "J" with the handle(s): (J-stroke). Alternatively, ask the rower to rotate the handle(s) around an imaginary ball in front of his belly (""). If the movement is too small, ask to make the ball a little bigger. If necessary, make the movement more fluid by asking the rower to row where it looks like he has been doing it this way for 20 years, rather than like he just learned it.

Draw – Vary trunk rotation
Control – 3 full, 3 light

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