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Motivation Monday: How to Hold Your Elbows at the Finish

Posted by Chris Coughlan on

Hey Rower,
Happy Motivation Monday - helping you get your week off to a good start with a tip, technique or motivational workout you can use immediately.

Today's tip, from our friends at DecentRowing, is "How you Should Hold Your Elbows at the Finish".

If you're like many rowers, you tend to squeeze the elbows back - and possibly crank the wrists a bit too - for that last little bit of power at the end of the stroke. This leads to tension in the shoulders and neck that, over a long workout, can really start to cause pain and stiffness. I notice it immediately in my neck so this short video was helpful to me in correcting that one part of the stroke. Hope it helps you too!

If nothing else, it provides yet another item for you to focus on during those long, low indoor rows this winter.

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