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. When this exercise fails: ask the rower to row a piece with half blades only, where the top half of the blade is permanently visible.|
|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 ("") but with a bend at the bottom ("). So after the catch (full covered blade), the middle segment with half covered blade and finally end with a full covered blade again.
After that, 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.|
|Draw – Trunk only rowing|
|Draw – Vary trunk rotation|
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