rowing mistakes

Catch – Catching with the arms (grabbing)

Mistake: Rower puts the blade in the water by bending the arms at the elbows. Whether or not followed by a draw with the arms bend. Also see: Catch.
Observe: Arms: see if the arms bend at the catch.
Cause: Catching from the shoulders and locking with the legs, is a complicated movement that few can make on their own.
Conse-
quence:
Cramp in the arms because they are bend during the draw or loss of pressure because they are straightened again at some point.
Remedy: Let rowing focus on stretched arms. Catch must be made from the shoulders. Good exercises for this are Pimenov drawRowing with 3 catches and Chopping catch.
Feed-
back:
Visually by looking at the arms. Tactile by focusing on the shoulder movement of the catch.

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Grabbing (red) compared to a (blue) proper catch (www.rowanimation.nl).

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Catching with the arms (grabbing)


Catch – Catching with the trunk
Catch – Missing water

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