• Raising the knees too early, as the name suggests, occurs when the user raises the knees before the hands have moved beyond the knees. The hands should move away from the body and over the knees before the knees break. This is known as the Rock Over phase.
Tell tale signs include;
• The hands fall in behind the knees
• The hand height varies up and down
Tips for correction
• Focus on moving the hands away from the body and rocking the torso over before the knees bend (feel the stretch in the hamstrings)
• Focus on finishing the stroke with the hands away and torso over and not at the Release
• Let the knees follow the handle up the slide on the Recovery