Any sport can cause physical injury if approached incorrectly – with poor form, or inadequate warm up/cool down habits. At your rowing club you want to encourage good form and good practice – you want to increase longevity in your rowers so they can enjoy the sport well through their masters.
Below we have a great article series from Ben Rodford, written for Rowperfect. Share it with the coaches around your club and include it in your club newsletter to your rowing community.
- Managing and Avoiding Lower Back Injury – Posture. This article discusses the importance of posture in your rowing technique, it includes helpful videos so that you can judge if the way you’re rowing will prevent or cause injury.
- Managing and Avoiding Lower Back Injury – Strength and Flexibility. This article stresses the importance of strength and flexibility in your rowing practice. Included are videos of common strength and flexibility training exercises.