Are You Attacking the Rowing Machine Wrong?

December 14, 2022 by
Photo Credit: Provided by Shane Farmer

Athletes tend to approach equipment like a heavy barbell or the muscle-up rings with intention and focus. But the rower? You’re probably guilty of treating that skill (yes, skill) with a little less care. 

“It’s actually kind of the bane of my career…because there's so little risk to the machine (and) nobody gets hurt, which is great. But it's bad advertising for me because it means anybody can sit on the machine and there's no risk if you do it wrong, you're just going slow. But even then, you don't even know you're going slow because many don't really understand the metrics that they see on their screen, so they don't know what they don't know, which is they don't know how to move,” Shane Farmer said. 

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