Are you using the rowing machine as a form of cardio for weight-loss? Or maybe you are just out of shape, like me, and have a bit of belly or thicker thighs. I do. I am a size 16 pants. I can't even get that size in a normal store...which is another ridiculous story, but still. I am by no means a stick figure or a model. I can't get into that amazing "perfect" position for rowing for a few reasons. One, I have a belly and thighs. Two, I have had three ankle surgeries. But...I still rowed in college at a D1 school, even after three surgeries. I row now! I don't let it stop me. However, there are some things we can do on the machine to help us out.
Check out the video to see what I mean.
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!