The Stroke Cycle – Balance and Stability

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The Stroke Cycle – Balance and Stability PLUS Book of the Month with Jess di Carlo | Faster Masters Rowing Radio – the podcast for masters rowers.
Tips, advice and discussion from Marlene Royle and Rebecca Caroe.
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01:00 This Past Week – what we do to advocate for masters rowing.
Ageing Well Webinar
British Rowing Plus article on goal setting
Club feedback on season goals
08:30 Book of the Month – it’s womens history month and Jess chose My Olympic Life by Anita DeFrantz
16:00 Balance and stability in a rowing boat
The definition of balance is narrow. It’s about the level or set of the boat.
Stability is a wider base of support using the whole system from oarlock to oarlock. Keep the riggers level when the oars are out of the water, keeping connection to the oarlock.
Within the hull keep pressure on your feet and back.
19:30 Watch for oarlocks staying on the button and the collar not coming away from the gate.
21:00 Transitioning back onto the water.
Testing your stability and balance – an exercise.
Sit at the finish with blades buried. Press against the oarlock on one side – the boat tips.
23:30 How to acquire the skill of stability.
Do Drills
In place – finish squared and buried. Tap out the release and put the oars back int he water.
Release and feather
Release, feather and hands away
Release, feather, hands away and body rock forward
All return to blades buried in the water after each attempt.
27:00 Weight in the hand is a key concept in rowing and sculling.
Demonstrated by Marlene
28:30 Open palm sculling drill
Enough weight ove the handle – how do you know when you have this?
Feel you sat up a little taller – your sternum rises as you rock forward.

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