rowing mistakes

Catch – Indirect catch

Mistake: The rower does not turn as fast as possible and the boat loses speed as a result. This is because the:
1. bench of the rower does not have a maximum deceleration before placing the blade in the water and/or either
2.  blade tip is not touching the water before the blade is placed in the water and/or
3.  seat is stationary at the catch and/or
4. rower's bench does not have maximum acceleration (leg kick) after the placement of the blade in the water.
Observe: Legs: look at the speed at which the knees go down.
Blade: look at the space between the blade and the water before the downward movement is initiated and the speed at which the blade leaves after being placed in the water.
Seat: look at the seat, which should not be stationary at the catch.
Cause: Direct catching is the most difficult part of the rowing stroke. Specific attention must be paid by the coach to master it.
Loss of speed because the mass of the crew kicks the boat back to where it came from. This effect cannot be avoided, but it can be minimized by direct catching.
Use a een rowing bin and ask the rower to row with a backsplash and make the catch when his blade touches the water. Help him find that moment by tapping the handle(s) up with your hand. When the rower manages to make the catch when the blade touches the water, the key is to make that moment coincide exactly with the catch position. Use the  rowing machine to learn a proper leg push. See Practice pressure build-up.
Use the feedback from rowing with a speed tube. Use feedback from the blade at the catch.
Look at the blade (have the rower look at his blade) and see that it is not placed in the water until the tip of the blade touches the water, and see that it is not stepped (read: jumped) until the blade is no longer visible (i.e., is underwater). Use a speed tube and lower the fountain tip as briefly as possible during the inpik, and raise it as quickly as possible immediately after placement.

Catch – Missing water
Draw – Use the trunk too early

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