Step 3: Power Phase
Start with arms and shoulders to initiate momentum, then use obliques to power the rotation while pulling your shoulder straight back (elbow will move slightly away from body). Finally, drive with the leg--same side as submerged blade--and feel as if your torso is rotating around the axis of your spine. This is a very short phase. Think about powering the boat past the paddle--do not "punch" the top hand.
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Step 4: Exit
Keep top elbow and wrist at chin level until blade exits water at waist. The opposite shoulder keeps rotating forward to set up for the next stroke.
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