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Like to Row? Get Your Shoulders Right – The Three-Minute Tip

Stewart Rogers May 22, 2012 Exercise Comments Off on Like to Row? Get Your Shoulders Right – The Three-Minute Tip
Like to Row? Get Your Shoulders Right – The Three-Minute Tip

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.


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Stewart Rogers is the philanthropic founder of UsFitties. Living proof that the Slow Carb Diet works fantastically well and passionate about fitness and healthy living. Enjoys challenging himself every now and then...

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