I got a great question recently about how to breathe when rowing.
My take on breathing and rowing is simply put, don't overthink it. Have you ever tried to think about your breathing? What happens? Your breathing changes. If we focus too much on it, it becomes the main focus. So with rowing, as your body increases its workload or effort, your breathing will naturally change. The biggest part to think about your rowing, is when you are pushing through your legs on the drive, is when you breathe out. The recovery is when most of your breathing occurs. Check out the video for further explanation.
Thanks for the question! If anyone else has questions, please feel free to reach out and ask.
Ever wonder what to do before you row?
Don't worry, I got you covered. Here is a video I made that is a simple warm-up you can do, takes about ten minutes, and is all things to do off the water or off the machine, before rowing.
Get your body primed to help you perform at your best and stay injury free!
If anything hurts, back off. Pinching, pains, etc, just stop and feel free to comment and let me know and we can change it up.
So cool! I got an article in the local Denver magazine, Voyage Denver! I am so excited!!
Check it out!!
Over the weekend I headed out to a local regatta called Row the Rockies, here in Denver. I was fortunate enough to be able to put a booth up and be able to answer injury questions to fellow rowers. While I didn't get the compete, it was great chatting with other rowers and just helping any way I could.
Hope to be there again next year, but we will see.
Congrats to everyone that rowed before the hail storm came in!
Amanda Painter is the Rowing Doc. She is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and is here to help people stay active and rowing without aches and pains so they can keep doing what they love!