Robin Williams |

The recovery, part 2

Coach consultant Robin Williams looks at mass and momentum in the stroke cycle in his second article exploring the recovery to help you gain more ‘free’ speed

In the first article here, I began to look at why the recovery potentially carries big rewards for speed, if you have the skills. I mentioned the issues of the mechanical movements versus feel, the peak velocity of the hull at low speed compared to high, seven problem areas, and some exercises to improve our skills. The challenge is one of movement, largely. Can you recover in a way which complements the speed you have created during the drive?

Here, I want to explore this some more and look at mass and momentum in the stroke, how to position your weight for sweep rowers, hand heights, and some more training drills so you can continue to upskill yourself and get more ‘free’ speed.


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