I was talking to a sliding seat rower the other day and they casually said that fixed seat rowing must be good for the biceps. Clearly, even sliding seat rowers think that fixed seat rowing is all arms, but this picture of a competitor at the Skiff Championships at Henley over the weekend shows how wrong they are.
Look at that lean back! She's practically horizontal. Sliding seat rowers hardly lean back at all, because all the available length of stroke is used on the slide. For developing the core muscles, fixed seat rowing is even better than sliding seat.
Malcolm Knight took the picture from the umpire's launch, and has posted lots more on his Facebook page. More on the Skiff Championships here.