Rowing has long been recognized as the perfect aerobic exercise; Smooth, non-load bearing, rhythmic, whole body and low impact.It is ideal for any user regardless of age, sex, or physical condition. The exercise of rowing relates to the work done by an oars-person to move a boat through the water. An increase in effort by the oars-person will result in a faster boat.
Training for rowing is predominantly endurance (aerobic) based. Strength, power, skill and flexibility are other key elements to rowing training; these are achieved by including cross training exercises such as weights, stretching, other forms of exercise as well practicing rowing technique. A structured training program is crucial towards achieving your goals
Exercise physiology focuses on how the body moves and its adaption to the stress of exercise. Most of us recognize the benefits of exercise and the potential improvements to our general health and well being. However, the key issue is to use the knowledge of exercise physiology to understand how to best achieve our exercise objectives.
Rowing is an endurance sport which requires a high level of skill. This skill is based on the co-ordination of the legs (which create the most amount of driving force of the rowing action), torso and arms in propelling the boat across the water. The rowing action comprises of both fast (drive phase) and slow (recovery phase) movements.