Row Revolution: Get a handle on indoor rowing

The 12 rowing machines come with dampers, which affect how hard participants have to pull - similar to resistance settings on bicycle gears.
The 12 rowing machines come with dampers, which affect how hard participants have to pull - similar to resistance settings on bicycle gears.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - Rowing may sound like an upper body workout, but 10 minutes into my Dynamic Row class at Row Revolution, my quadriceps and glutes are feeling the burn.

According to founder David Han, who is also the instructor for today's class, that is a good sign. About 60 per cent of the power should come from your legs, he instructs during the pre-class briefing, which all newbies receive. We also learn the correct posture - sit tall, brace your core - and to grip the handles loosely.

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