The challenge of rowing
The types of injuries that are common in rowing occur as a result of poor preparation.
Rowing is great for all-around fitness. However, it is a challenge in terms of the complexity of the technique and the physical demands it puts on the body.
Inspired by the annual boat race, many people take to rowing for the first time. But the crews of Oxford and Cambridge make it look so much easier than it is.
You can spot a novice rower in the gym because their rowing will be all arms and very little legs. It’s an inefficient way to row.
The most common injury in rowing is to the lower back. But other injuries that affect rowers on a regular basis affect the ribs, knees, wrists and shoulders.
Let’s see what can be done to help prevent them …