Enjoy a row? Rowing is an excellent exercise that offers both cardio and resistance simultaneously.
But rowing offers an opportunity for injury if you don’t set your shoulders properly. Here’s a quick three-minute tip to help you avoid any issues when rowing.
When you begin any kind of rowing exercise, whether a rowing machine, seated row or cable row, be very careful to set your shoulder properly.
You should always pull your shoulders back and down. A simple tip, but why is it important?
If you don’t set your shoulders back and down, you may perform the exercise with elevated shoulders instead. This allows you to hyperextend the shoulders which puts stress on both the front of the shoulder and the rotator cuff. This can lead to a rotator cuff injury that can sideline your upper-body workouts for months.
So when rowing, for resistance or cardio, always make sure you set your shoulders back and down first before you start to row.