The rowing technique
- Over gripping the handle (squeezing too hard, bent wrists)
- Breaking arms at the catch.
- Arms too wide (hunched shoulders)
- Lunging at the catch (leaning too forward)
- Over reaching at the catch (hands too close at the fly wheel)
- Pulling with the back instead of using the legs first.
- Excessive layback (leaning back too far)
- Bending knees too early on recovery.
- Moving too quickly forward
- Sliding too far forward --> Keep shins vertical.
- Body shooting backwards before legs.
Below, all summarized errors are explained:
What damper setting?
The damper setting either increases or decreases the flow of air into the fly wheel.
More airflow in = more resistance.
|The catch position|
What controls the intensity of your workout, is simple how hard you pull on the handle. More about the damper setting can be read here.
The closest setting to actual water resistance is 3-4, and is used a lot by actual rowers. For people outside of the rowing sport, the damper setting can be used in a broader sense. Usually, the heavier/stronger users will use a higher damper setting (towards 10), while lighter/less stronger users will use a lower setting.
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