Rowing is one of the best upper body exercises you can do. It both builds muscle and can give you a great cardio workout. While jumping on the rowing machine at the gym may seem simple enough, there's a couple of things you should learn about proper technique. From your workout gloves for rowing down to your shoes. What you do and how you do it is important.
What Do You Need To Wear?
Shoes: You definitely want to be wearing a pair of gym shoes that offer good arch support. You'll be generating a lot of thrust via your heels, and you want your feet to be well supported and stable.
Hand Protection: A pair of workout gloves for rowing would be ideal. Look for a pair that have the least amount of material so that you don't inhibit movement. GymPaws® Original Leather Lifting Grips will be ideal. Hand blisters and calluses are common among Crossfit athletes, and rowing enthusiasts. You definitely want to avoid this if possible!
Clothes: A t-shirt or sleeveless shirt is ideal. Again, you don't want to inhibit movement.
Workout Gloves For Rowing
GymPaws are made from 100% Genuine Italian Leather. The palms have slight padding to ease hand fatigue and enhance grip. The natural Napa finish of the leather is created in the tanning process where vegetable oil is used! This assures the leather stays soft and supple and it will conform to your grip over time!
4 finger loops keep them in place, and they actually fit like a glove. Military-grade Neoprene is used to construct that back of the grips. This Neoprene is the same material used for scuba-diving gear where moisture resistance in imperative.
Did you know that there are 4 specific movements when it comes to rowing. Catch, Drive, Finish, and Recovery. Learn what they mean here in our article Rowing Proper Form.
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