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

Photo By Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Rowing works and tones nine major muscle groups, including the hamstrings, glutes, quadriceps, 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.

Advertisement

What muscles do you use in front crawl?

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.

Advertisement

What muscles do you use and tone when cycling?

Strength training for cycling: 6 key exercises