I just came off of my competitive season and now I’m trying to patch up the little aches and pains that I developed over the course of my season. My biggest issue is something other rowers have, shoulder issues.
Specifically, my outside shoulder began clicking and grinding around like it needs to be popped. I’m thinking this may be from the large amount of stress I put on it, the stretching it gets at the front of the rowing stroke, and simply the amount of muscle on my back in comparison to my chest. I think the shoulder just has been stretched really far and there is a muscular imbalance that should be addressed.
Since rowing is a relatively unknown sport and the motion is a little weird, I’ll try to post a pic to illustrate.
I’m thinking some good chest exercises to correct the imbalance and shoulder rehab exercises would probably be in order. Not to mention simply resting my arm from the motion.