exercises

Draw – Practice finish hand height

Practice: Row five strokes where the handle(s) are drawn at belly height to the body, five strokes at the chest height, followed by five strokes at belly height and then five strokes at hip height. So, the finish hand height as follow: chest, belly, hip, belly, chest, belly etc. If this goes well, then instead of five strokes use only three strokes or even just one stroke.
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):  . If necessary, make the movement more fluid by asking the rower to row as if he's been doing it for 30 years, rather than just learning it.
Variation: Not every rower is able to pull the handle(s) toward them in a straight line. This exercise then manifests itself to a greater or lesser extent of Digging deep with the blades. In that case, ask the rower to focus on the handle(s) and catch to finish in a u shape rather than an n shape. So not with a bend at the top ("n") but with a bend at the bottom ("u"). If that doesn't work either, ask the rower to draw the first half with half covered blade and the second half with full covered blade.

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

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