Hang & Bang —>
Here we have @ illustrating one of the simplest, yet most important elements of moving a boat: .
1) CONNECT: Many athletes miss this phase of the stroke altogether, never really establishing connection, instead chasing it throughout the course of .
First the context: a lot of preparation towards the end of recovery led to this point, specifically some pretty sophisticated unweighting of the handle, with the blade connecting to the H2O as the athlete arrives at full compression. There’s a lot of good things to identify here: .
Worth an extra 👀: the 🤛.
2) PRESS & HANG: Most athletes make the mistake of bringing too much pressure, and consequently, too much tension to the early application of leg pressure. The key is .
No need to control depth/handle heights at this point... allow the blade to fully connect and once you feel the FULL footplate with the FULL foot, apply horizontal pressure, driving the seat towards .
Worth an extra 👀: Interplay btwn Relaxation & Posture
3) SWING w/POWER. Move the boat through the middle of the stroke and get all of your weight onto the foot plate. Trust the connection to remain explosive while working through the pin where .
Worth an extra 👀: that though
4) DRAW: We’ll leave the back end of the stroke for later, but it’s worth noting that all elements continue working together through the release in an effort to keep the weight off the seat. The name of the game in rowing is weight transfer (how long can you remain light in the seat, later in the stroke). The purpose of the draw becomes holding that FULL foot pressure to the footplate for as long as the athlete maintains .
Worth an extra 👀: the athlete’s height in the boat. This is how to ! ✊✊✊