Getting low body engagement so we can utilize leg drive powers our catch. It’s the big muscles we use at our catch that gives us the power to then pull our bodies up.
Therefore, finding the proper foot position where we feel stable enough to land our full body weight onto the paddle gives us the connection. Positioning yourself on the bench while in the dragon boat to feel this stability is what will allow you to “land on the blade” and begin your leg drive.
In this video paddlers will discover the “kinetic chain” that initiates leg drive. I also share tips on finding the foundation that supports a strong hinge and catch.