rowing mistakes

Crew – Uneven movement sequence

Mistake: The movement sequence in the draw of the different rowers in the crew is not the same. By definition, the catch moment and finish moment of the crew are even.
Observe: Legs: cycle/boat diagonally behind the crew and look at the similarity of the legs.
Hulls: cycle/boat diagonally behind the crew and look at the similarity of the hulls.
Arms: cycle/boat diagonally behind the crew and look at the similarity of the arms.
Cause: The movement sequence of the draw (catch – legs – trunk – arms – finish – arms & trunk – legs) differs.
Conse-
quence:
Uneven sliding and/or an uneven draw. Rowers do not move equally and rowers deliver individually at certain points in the draw more power than the crew does. This result in rowers becoming more tired than they should. Speed loss. Symptomatic of so-called "work boats" where the rowers all work very hard, but where the boat speed significantly lags behind the effort.
Remedy
boat:
First of all, analyse where the inequality arises, this can differ per rower. Then choose the appropriate exercises:
Inequality in the recovery, see: Uneven recovery;
Inequality in the draw: Practice draw sequence.
Rowing with individual (and thus possibly different) accents, where each rower is given a correction to his movement in order to compensate his weakness in comparison with the crew. Repeat this for as long as necessary over several workouts.
Feed-
back:
The correct movement sequence as well as the distribution of force within the draw is essential. By focusing on the force with which the lever(s) pull on the handle(s), the difference in applied force with the crew can be felt.

Crew – Unequal stroke segments
Crew – Uneven finish

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