Rowing is a lifelong, year-round sport that requires dedication and intense training. Rowing on the water, an ergometer, and indoor water tanks along with weight training and running are integral parts of training. In high school and college this sport is also calledcrew.
Most rowing injuries are due to the repetitive motions of the sport. While not all injuries can be prevented, the risk of injuries can be reduced.
The following is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about how to prevent rowing injuries. Also included is an overview of common injuries.
Low back pain is very common in rowers. It can occur suddenly (from twisting when reaching at the catch or pulling back during the drive) or over time (from repetitive movements or when the back is bent forward). Power used to accelerate the drive portion of the stroke should come from the legs, but if...