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.
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!