How dumb are these journalists?
Rowing is the perfect sport for the over-weight
Because your body mass is supported by the boat, it enables everyone to move at the ‘same speed’ so the less fit or more overweight perceive they are keeping up with everyone else.
Psychologically that has to make rowing an easier sport to stick with than running whee it’s obvious if you are slow. In an eight or four, you’re part of the crew.
As the CRI boat club in the US has proven – if you build a crew program for overweight kids – they will row and get fitter.
That’s why we don’t need to write a book “The Fat Girl’s Guide to Rowing”, it’s just not needed.
Tell me I’m wrong.