Hmm, I have not given it a thought that I could have injury in rowing. I'm more fascinated with the sports itself. So I guess I'll be more cautious when I try it next time, Thanks for the heads up, Shaun. And I hope you'll go back to rowing again one day.
Good to know that you're now back in rowing! I agree, warming up is extremely important to prepare the muscles. On my first rowing day, I was asked to come in an hour early for a series of warming up exercises. I must admit, it helped me boost my energy and lose excess weight.I am rowing now, I pulled my hamstring over a year ago, it was a bad tear but I have fully recovered now and haven't had any problems since, except a few minor wrist and neck strains. It's important to warm up thoroughly and stretch to prevent injuries from happening.
A recurring theme it seems... Heed the message or pay the price!I injured my lower back a few months ago because I didn't do my stretches properly after a long break, I chose to be lazy and paid the price for it.
I ended up taking 2 weeks off to let my back recover!
Lesson: Stretch properly before you start your workout!
I tore a hip-flexor as a result of a poor warm up and over training, it took a really long time to fully recover and stopped me training for 2 months.
Sounds intense. What stretches are there to prevent injuries in rowing?
When I first started, I missed up my wrist a little bit because I did something at that wrong angle. The injury didn't last long though, and I was back to rowing again a week later.