Rowing mechanics are king! As with any sport, using your body mechanics can make or break you on the erg and on the water. Injuries like shoulder impingement syndrome, herniated discs and more can result from improper form. So what does proper form look like, you ask? Well... we could spend a few hours going over body mechanics of rowing but here are some of the basic principals to keep in mind: 1. Don't reach so far forward at the beginning of your stroke that you are pinching your hips or rounding your back. 2. Keep your core engaged and your down and back, to avoid unhealthy positions of the shoulders and spine. 3. Keep a light grip on the handle or oar to avoid tennis or golfer's elbow (and blisters!).
Whatever it is you like to do to get your sweat on, stay moving, and be well!