Rowing has continued to grow in popularity over the past several years, attracting new enthusiasm from fitness buffs who may never actually set foot in a real boat. While ergometer rowing can indeed be a great form of exercise, engaging the entire body and providing a “complete” cardiovascular workout, proper technique is very important to avoid injury.
On this site, and in my Zoom class, I will lead you through a series of warm up drills and exercises designed to educate you on proper form, sequencing, and muscle activation. Additional strength and flexibility exercises will often be included to help you prepare your body for the repetitive actions of rowing and maintain a healthy musculoskeletal system.
Dan Boyne has been the director of recreational rowing and sculling at Harvard for 34 years and has taught hundreds of people how to row—from national champions to weekend warriors. He has written several books on the sport of rowing, including the classic Essential Sculling and The Red Rose Crew. As a long time yoga teacher as well as rowing instructor, his specialty is to get students to learn proper technique by developing a better connection to their own bodies and the rowing apparatus that becomes an extension of it .
December 26, 2020
A short introduction to erging for beginners.
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