exercises

Draw – Vary blade height

Practice: In sequence, ask the rower to make three strokes with half-covered blade (half of the blade is visible) , three strokes with full-covered blade (a small top edge of the blade is just visible), and three strokes with the shaft of the oar submerged halfway. And then back through full-covered to half-covered blade.
Type: Motor exercise. Uses a differential approach.
Purpose: Unlearning Digging deep.
Focus: Look at the blade and shaft of the oar and see how much they are under water.
Transfer: Ask the rower to focus on the handle(s) and catch to finish in a u- shape rather than an n- shape (analogy learning). So not with a bend at the top ("n") but with a bend at the bottom ("u"). So after the catch (full covered blade), the middle segment with half covered blade and finally end with a full covered blade again.
Then ask the rower to row normally with the blade edge just visible during the draw.
Variation: Do the same during the recovery with the exercise Blade trail variations.

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