Whether we want to row out to the beach and simply enjoy the scenery and company, push ourselves to be the next Coastal Rowing World Champions, or maybe something inbetween, rowing with good technique will help us all avoid injury – both short and long term.
Rowing is considered to have the least impact on our bodies when compared to most other sports, but only if done properly. And let’s face it, it’s not much fun if you’re injured and having to watch from the shoreline!
The Scottish Coastal Rowing Association (who know a bit about this kind of thing) have produced a series of 6 videos to take us through each aspect of the rowing technique. Whilst our club has a wealth of experience with boats, the sea and tying amazing knots, we don’t have the skillset to train rowers in the art of rowing.
These videos are here to help our members, and anyone just starting out for the first time. You’ll often hear the words ‘just get in and row’, and yes you can do that, often learning the hard and painful way. But for those of us wanting to look after our bodies and keep rowing injury free, I’d suggest you take some time to learn from some experts.