Why row? The answer is simply because rowing gives you a
Total Body Workout
Rowing exercises all the major muscle groups like legs, arms, back, abdominals and buttocks. Legs provide most of the power of the rowing stroke and your upper body adds the rest. Rowing is one of the few aerobic activities that can actually strengthen your back.
Rowing exercises muscles through a wider range of motion than most other exercises, thereby improving and maintaining flexibility around some of the major joints. This also makes the exercise more satisfying because the rower has a sense of motion.
Rowing provides aerobic and strength conditioning which can be achieved quickly or over the years.
Rowing is a great calorie burner. Recent research showed that rowing burns calories faster than cycling at the same perceived level of exertion. In other words, it feels easier to burn more calories while rowing than to burn more calories while cycling.
Rowing is a lifelong sport and can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from kids to grandparents.
Rowing is a smooth, rhythmic motion that is impact free. There is no sharp jolting action that puts pressure on your joints.
Rowing is versatile: you can row indoors or out, on water or on land, competitively or not, intensely or easily.
Rowing is time efficient and it doesn’t take long to get a great workout that offers all of the features listed above.
Fun and camaraderie!
When you spend hours on the water, typically at dawn, you find a wonderful camaraderie with your crew. Following this up with breakfast at our local coffee shop, you find fun, just like a family. If you take it to the next level and compete in regattas, you cement those relationships into a joyous part of your life. Get lots of friends participating in a great team sport.
Sound good? Check out our upcoming Learn to Row Courses here.