This is when you push off with the legs on the drive, but the handle doesn't move backward with them. If you think about it like lifting a barbell off the ground, it would be as though you push with your legs to lift the bar, but the bar stays on the ground.
In order to address this, you'll want to think about utilizing your lats as if you are hanging off a pull-up bar—you want to feel those muscles stabilize the handle as it moves backwards at the same rate as the feet pushing off the front end (from the catch position). When you are pushing your legs down on the drive, you want your back to maintain a consistent angle forward (thinking if your core is a clock, about 11:00).
Here is a short video with Sera showing the breakdown of the stroke and then putting it all together (this can be found on the help tab on your Hydrow): How to Row
We would also recommend looking into booking a session with our Personal Coaches for more individualized coaching if that would be of interest to you! We’ll leave a few links below with more information on this service: