Rowing is a “leg sport," working the quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings and calves. Runners can benefit by incorporating more rowing into their training.
A leg sport? Yes! Think of each stroke as a horizontal “jump.” Strong rowers engage their quadriceps and glutes to push their oars through the water. Each stroke moves through the knee, hip and elbow joints to create a full-body low-impact workout. Of course, rowing doesn't work only the legs: the core and upper body on each stroke results in a dynamic high-Calorie burning workout. Continue Reading ›