what muscles does rowing use
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Rowing: Which muscles does rowing use and how does that help your tri performance?

We explain that why it's leg power, rather than arm power, rowing particularly helps

Rowing works and tones nine major muscle groups, including the hamstrings, glutes, quads, core, lats, back, shoulders, triceps and biceps, so you’ll be improving upper-body and core strength as well as increasing the range of motion in the shoulders and back, which will help your swim.

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But it’s actually more beneficial for your bike leg as it’s explosive leg power that comes into play during the drive phase of rowing. By working the glutes, quads and hamstrings rowing will improve your pedalling power.   

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