Muscles used while rowing FitWithSven · January 25, 2012 The basic rowing action is a coordinated muscle action that requires application of force in a repetitive, maximal and smooth manner. Every large muscle group will contribute to this action. The muscle requirements have been analyzed by Dr. Thomas Mazzone. The rowing action has been divided into the following sequence: 1. The Catch 2. The Drive 2A. Leg emphasis 2B. Body swing emphasis 2C. Arm pull through emphasis 3. The Finish 4. The Recovery
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