This fault is when the users rows with not reaching or compressing to their full potential. Stroke length will vary amongst users, length is the reach and compression a user can obtain when rowing comfortably. Many users shorten their stroke when they start to get tired,
Tell tale signs include;
• High stroke rates at an easy intensity, anything above 26spm for steady state rowing is usually rowing with short strokes
Tips for correction
• Focus on reaching with your back, shoulders and arms towards the front pulley; maintain a strong posture
• Have a mark on the topdeck to which you reach to each stroke, ensuring you are getting the most out of each stroke
For maximum benefit from rowing it is important to row with the longest stroke comfortable for you.