Ask an expert
Question

14 Jul 2011

rowing
In todays Health tip they say that rowing is a very good exercise, but only if you do it correctly / use body parts correctly. Any advise what the correct use is?
Answer 339 views
Expert
FitnessDoc
fitnessdoc

01 Jan 0001

Hi Christa

The good tip is to use the whole body - drive with the legs, and don't rely only on the arms and back, which is the mistake most do. The movement is leg-driven, not arm driven, so focus on that - it's a drive from the upper legs, and the pull by the arms.

In terms of a "thing to avoid", it's to flex too much at the back - it's related to the tip above, but you can really put big strain on the back if you pull too much. So concentrate on keeping the core nice and firm - back straight, not arched or bent over and head high.

Good luck!
Ross
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
34% - 9269 votes
No
66% - 17886 votes
Vote