Indoor Rowing Or Erging
The Rowing Stroke
Arms are straight; the head is neutral; shoulders are level and not hunched.
The upper body is leaning forward from the hips, with the shoulders in front of the hips.
Shins are vertical or as close to vertical as is comfortable for you. Shins should not move beyond perpendicular.
Heels may lift as needed.
Start the drive by pressing with your legs, and then swing the back through the vertical position before finally adding the arm pull.
Hands move in a straight line to and from the flywheel.
Shoulders remain low and relaxed.
The upper body is leaning back slightly, using good support from the core muscles.
Legs are extended, and the handle is held lightly below your ribs.
Shoulders should be low with wrists and grip relaxed. Wrists should be flat.
Extend your arms until they straighten before leaning from the hips towards the flywheel.
Once your hands have cleared your knees, allow your knees to bend and gradually slide the seat forward on the monorail.
For your next stroke, return to the catch position with shoulders relaxed and shins vertical. Type your paragraph here.