I have seen quite a few people mention that they row 5k+ a day or they row 5x/week. That is awesome!
I am so happy to see that rowing is becoming something that anyone can do in their living room, gym, hotel, etc. Instead of it being the machine no one uses, it's becoming a pretty popular thing. That is sooooo amazing!
However, with this trend comes a lot of things, which I will get to in time. However, simply put, people get so excited to do what they like that they forget about other things.
Rowing is a great working! Don't get me wrong...but you need to do other things besides just row.
I have gotten this question a lot,
Do I need to do strength training or other things for my shoulder to not get aggravated?
YES! YES! YES! Please do!
In this video I go over why this is the case. But basically, we do a lot of things in our day and since rowing is a highly repetitive motion that is also in a sitting position, we need to take care of the other muscles groups that aren't being worked as much. So to keep everything nice and balanced, there are some things you can do for your shoulder to help eep your muscles and body happier so you can stay on the rowing machine!
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!