Faster Masters Rowing Radio – the podcast for masters rowers. Tips, advice and discussion from Marlene Royle and Rebecca Caroe.
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02:00 This Past Week we launched our Advocacy page – if you want masters rowing articles to go in your club newsletter sign up here
04:00 Rowing Tales call for articles. If you
07:00 Figuring out club integration
– self organising masters and welcoming new members
Welcome lesson includes orientation, boats, oars, racks, carrying boats. How fit are they, co-ordination, allocate to a training group.
13:30 Integrating different technique styles in sweep
– look at the body and stroke lengths. Agree as a crew what to focus on
– set the finish position first – where you adjust to. Measure on the deck 58-60-62 cm behind the pin
– timing the finish first using pause drills. Check the correct hand is doing the right job – squaring, tapping down
– agree a reference point when to square the blade
20:00 In the crew half are tall and half medium height would it make sense to put them bow 4 and stern 4?
23:00 How to identify and “fix” shoulder lifting in rowing and sculling
– how to spot shoulder lifting.
Watch the shoulders rising at the catch.
Handles also rise up.
Blades going deep at the start of the drive.
Legs – look for knees moving away from the chest or the chest lifting off the knees
24:30 Use the big muscles first
You can only use each muscle group once in a stroke.
26:00 How to correct shoulder lifting
You could be holding tension in the trapezius muscles in the shoulders.
Make a connection between the legs and handle. Hold the lats strong.
27:40 How to teach the legs only rowing drill.
Start with the blade feathered – mime the movement and keep torso still.
Start at the finish and move up the slide to full compression (feathered) in stages.
Move rhythmically doing this feathered.
Then add in the squared blade and keep the body doing the same thing (square blades)
Train the legs to work on their own.
30:00 Norm Graf’s image of holding the grapefruit. Try to hold the angle a little longer.
31:30 How to know when to swing?
It depends on keeping the pressure on the blade. Consistent pressure is key.
34:00 Put you hands under your arm and pull your shoulder blades down. You can feel the lats engage.