Performing a smooth and correct rowing movement means maximizing the effectiveness of training and preventing muscle and joint pain. Yet, what do you have to do to improve your rowing style and how long does it take to get substantial results? Although only practice makes perfect over time, by keeping these four points in mind you can correct your inaccuracies and significantly improve your rowing technique, especially if you are a beginner.
Correct rowing requires maintaining an upright position of the torso through adequate muscle tension in the lumbar region. Throughout the entire movement, it is important to keep the weight of the torso behind the oars/handlebar to achieve maximum effect in the final. The torso should be slightly stretched back beyond the ideal perpendicular line with your legs, but should remain relaxed as the elbows are pulled back and widened to form a right angle between the forearm and inner oar lever, with the wrist in line with the handle.
In rowing, a correct oar grip allows to guide all the movement to recover in an economical and technically effective way. Even on SKILLROW, with its AQUAFEEL technology that gives the user the same sensation of rowing in the water, it is important to look for the right grip to minimize the effort during the movement. The grip must be such that the least amount of energy is wasted during the run, while at the same time minimising the resistance of the water/rowing device on the poles/handlebar.
The higher the resistance of the water/rowing machine, the greater the strength that the athlete will have to put. In order to avoid making an incorrect movement to complete the rowing, it is always better to focus on the technique first, and then on the strength. With SKILLROW, by lowering the level of resistance of rowing machine, you can minimize resistance and focus on your posture and technique.
In rowing, it is important to involve both lower upper body parts. The movement must be harmonious and coordinated over time, to avoid imbalances during athletic performance. The movement must begin from the stretching of the legs and continue with the recovery of the oars / handlebars, and not the other way around.