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5 things to know before taking your first rowing class

Indoor rowing classes have increased in popularity over the last few years because it works the body without causing too much joint and muscle stress. The low-impact workout has nevertheless been described as “killer.” If you are about to take your first rowing class as part of your Phentermine 37.5 mg weight loss program, here’s what you need to know.

Avoid Baggy Clothes & Thick-Soled Shoes

Stick to form-fitting or compression-style clothing instead of anything baggy. Loose sweatpants, for example, can easily get stuck in your machine and temporarily derail your weight loss efforts. Wear crossfit sneakers or similar footwear without serious cushioning to prevent excess lift in your heels.

Maintain Your Posture

Keep your shoulders straight yet relaxed while engaging your core. The idea is to maintain a strong, long spine and tight abs to prevent injury and ensure correct form. Keep your buttocks on the edge of your seat to help maintain your posture.

Check Your Resistance Settings

Adjust your settings so it is easier to row and build from there. Too-high settings make rowing exceptionally difficult, resulting in momentum issues. Your instructor will likely call out adjustments throughout the class to change the pace.

Consider Your Grip

Hold the handlebar with your palms facing down. Keep your grip relatively light and your forearms relaxed so you do not tire them out too much. When you are holding the handle out straight, try to keep it as level as possible while making steady strokes.

Prepare For Soreness

Get ready for being a little sore after your first few sessions. This is completely normal as your body gets used to working different muscles. Use foam rollers and perform yoga poses to ease your soreness.
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