Push, don’t pull
It’s a standard false impression that rowers have huge arms, however rowing is a primarily legs-based sport. Grasp the sequence of utilizing your legs first whenever you’re taking a stroke, adopted by your hips, and at last pulling your arms. Practising on an indoor rower could be nice to enhance your method and health earlier than heading out on the water.

Construct your confidence
We use drills to show new rowers confidence within the boat earlier than they get shifting. Strive turning your boat 360 levels as quick as you may, or rocking it facet to facet, touching the riggers into the water as many instances as you may in 30 seconds. It’s an effective way for learners to get used to the wobbling of a ship.

Workforce up
Utilizing a crew boat, resembling a double or quad, could be an effective way to practise: the crew can “sit” the boat by not rowing, so that you don’t have to fret in regards to the steadiness. That is the easiest way to take full strokes whilst you’re studying.

Dan Moore is a excessive efficiency coach at British Rowing


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