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Fast Fitness - Prevent Back Pain When Rowing

Here is Friday Fast Fitness - make rowing good exercise, not bad sitting:

  1. Don't round your spine forward (left). Rounding pushes discs outward. Left drawing shows disc pushing outward by bending the vertebrae to that they open in back. Rounded sitting with chin forward shown in 1st and 3rd rower in left photo.
  2. Chin in.
  3. Stay straight during the pull (right drawing and photo).

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Drawings of Backman!™ © copyright Dr. Jolie Bookspan
Photo 1 rowing rounded by winkyintheuk
Photo 2 rowing straight by jonrawlinson
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Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.