ST Medical Monday: The Health and Exercise Benefits of Rowing

Mar 21, 2017

On this installment of ST Medical Monday, a discussion of the sport of rowing -- how it works, what its health and fitness benefits are, how it has developed as a competitive sport, and so on. Our guest is Micah Hartwell, a lecturer in the Dept. of Health & Human Performance at OSU Tulsa who's also the Nutrition Services Program Director for Tulsa CARES as well as the Varsity Men's Rowing Coach for the Tulsa Youth Rowing Association. As Hartwell tells us, this is a sport that draws upon all of one's muscle groups, and that one can safely practice throughout life. As a college professor who teaches several different exercise-related classes at OSU Tulsa, and who is longtime rower himself, he also talks about why rowing (or "rowing crew," as some refer to it) -- as a demanding yet non-contact form of competition -- is becoming increasingly popular among Tulsa's athletes.