Rowing is a popular sport and recreational activity based on propelling a boat using oars. The distinctive feature of this kind of boating is that the rowers move with their backs forward. The activity can be either competitive when rowers race against each other or entertaining in order just to have a good time and a certain workout.
In fact, engaging in rowing at least once shows you that it influences practically all muscle groups in a body. It is perfect for keeping shape and fitness, losing weight, training your body endurance and developing muscle strength. Being very intensive, rowing is a low-impact activity for the knees and ankles, great training for the back, arms and shoulders and generally stress-relieving and mood-improving time spending.
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Besides being highly beneficial physically, rowing is mentally curing as well. Staying outdoors, breathing fresh air, exercising and feeling the boat and water calming motion fills you up with good mood and clears the head of everything bothering. The great detail is that there are, of course, general rules of rowing but every athlete has his or her own techniques which is perfectly fine. The role of the coach is in combining everyone’s individual abilities in a way that is beneficial for the whole team.
Careless rowing practice can be very dangerous. As a minimum, there can be pain in lower back, knees, shoulders and chest, as well as rib fractures and forearm tendinitis. More serious health damages include dermatological problems, nerve entrapment, and dislocations. In order to avoid that one should train properly, maintain good level of general fitness, warm up thoroughly, be sun smart, wear professional clothes, and follow the safety rules. If it is planned to practise rowing abroad rowing travel insurance is next to obligatory. Why be reckless if you can stay covered and cope with negative happenings if any.