There are various actions done by a rowing during his rowing action. All these actions require a lot of body power as it will leave your muscles paining and energy lost after completing a very small distance of rowing itself. It also requires concentration to synchronize with other rowers in the boat. There are few major terms that are uttered frequently in this work and they are discussed here.
Drive: Drive means the blade will be immersed inside the water during this action and its movement will be horizontal even inside the four to five inches deep water. This action should be in sync of the boat’s speed and the splash of water during the entry and exit of the blade in the water should be low to avoid complications during rowing.
Recovery: Next is recovery where the blade will move smoothly in a steady phase at a proper height and make the boating easy.
Catch: The entry of shaft blade into the water is referred as catch. This action should be quick as it is considered to be the action that follows recovery. Water splash should be avoided during this action. The weight of the blade and its gravity can be used for rowing the boat instead of applying more human power for this action.
Release: The last but most important action in rowing is known as release. It deals with the exit of the shaft from the water and it is making the boat movement a proper one. This action should also avoid back splashes of water while rowing. The fluid flow action and the release action should be accurate and fast to avoid splash of water. A soft turning of the shaft is required in order to make it enter into the water for the next cycle. Here also the action of shaft should be horizontal.
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