Rowing vs running.

In my home we are fortunate enough to have a rowing machine which I bought about 15 yrs ago. At the time I thought that it would be cheaper and more convenient than a gym membership. Funnily enough  despite its age it isn’t yet worn out! Like much home gym equipment it has served its time storage/clothing support.

Anyway I have unearthed it  and started to use it for some morning aerobic exercise. I don’t want to risk injury by running every day. I do get some tightness in my hamstrings which puzzles me as many people do exercises to strengthen their hamstrings and get tight quads, which I don’t. So I wondered  which muscles are used by running and rowing, same or different?

imageimageDifferent and complementary! It looks as if you did both rowing and running you would get a pretty good total body workout! I’m going to try to keep in the rowing once or twice per week.



About mawil1

Hi my name is julie and I took up running at the age of 46! Hence 'mawil' Middle Aged Woman In Lycra. I did it at first because someone asked me to do a charity run with them. I couldn't run at all, but pride wouldn't let me be seen to be unable to run so I started a walk run programme. I stuck with it and to my surprise I found that I liked it- after a couple of weeks of progress I was hooked! My blog is about my progress in running and how I fit it in with the rest of my life.
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