Rowing is a sport known by many to be extremely challenging and hard on the human body. The physical fitness that a rower must go through to get to the top and win competitions is truly extreme and in this post we will look at what rowing is and the types of muscles the sport uses when carrying out a basic stroke.
Rowing is really the work of moving a boat foward in the water by utilizing oars (otherwise known as blades if you are a rower) within the water’s movement. The distinction between rowing and swimming is the fact that rowing demands oars to truly have a physical connection with the boat which allows to generate thrust and pressure with the oars in the water and pulling the boat forward. This allows boats of many shapes and sizes to be able to propel itself forward without the need of a motor engine.