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New Year Weight Loss Challenge Day 8: Row Row Row Your Boat!

Posted by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:33 AM
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Welcome to Day 8 of the New Year Weight Loss Challenge!

One of The Most Important Exercises For Women is...........ROWING!
Yes, I said rowing, as in row, row, row, your boat.

The amount of time women spend slouching forward while sitting in front of a computer, driving and even texting on the phone, over time will effect your posture. Add in the additional frontal weight of breasts, big or small, and women will tend to hunch over.

One way to combat this slouching effect is by rowing. Rowing will not only improve your posture, it provides a good cardio workout, it will help tighten your tummy, give you toned arms, a sleek back, perkier breasts and a 'longer' torso.

Whether you are doing dumbbell rows or cable rows, the rowing motion occurs when you pull some form of resistance in toward your chest/upper abdomen on a horizontal plane by drawing together your shoulder blades. Rowing strengthens the rhomboid muscles, and stronger rhomboid muscles help roll your shoulders back, open your torso,  lengthen the line that runs down the center of your abs and make you look taller!

So ladies, if you want to bring Sexy Back, start ROWING!



Do you slouch or hunch forward?
Do you incorporate rowing into your workout routine?
If not, are you willing to give it a try?

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by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:33 AM
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heidi_val
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:40 AM
will have to try it
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kjbennett26
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:40 AM
Yes. Ive done it... Need to do it again though
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dawnjohnson5
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:41 AM
I do slouch.

I have never done the rowing machine, but I am willing to try
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clearlyme
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:42 AM
I have never rowed, but now I want to see if our apartment gym has a machine for it!
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JLCrunch
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:42 AM
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Hm. I'll have to give it a try but in the mean time... *straightens posture*

delmobaby
by Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:42 AM

I do slouch a lot. It started in school with the heavy book sack and continues now with the computer and texting. Haven't tried rowing yet but if it can help I'd be willing to try it out

XoiyaCreations
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:42 AM

yes

no

yes

Neon1980
by Carrie on Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Definitely worth a try!

SwtSnowflake2
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:43 AM
I slump, I do dumbbell rows sometimes but need to do more.
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lizmeek
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:43 AM
Yea do them often
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