Poor ratio and rhythm occurs when you are eager to get to the next stroke and not taking the time to complete the Drive, or reach the Release position and forget to take a longer time sliding forwards up the slide on the Recovery.
Tips for correction
• Use the Ratio and Rhythm feature on the monitor - hold a 1:2 ratio
• Practice the Slow Slide Drill
Ratio and rhythm are important for sustaining a smooth powerful stroke during an aerobic workout.
The rowing stroke is not rushed, the recovery time allows the boat to run therefore achieving maximum distance each stroke.