I have never rowed before and have recently taken up fixed seat rowing. So the answer to my question may be so obvious as not to merit any discussion on websites etc. I have come across a lot of teaching and training tips but none covering breathing. My natural rhythm seems to be breath out on the pull with the finish forcing any remaining air out of my lungs. Breathing in on the recovery. This cycle helps me to maintain a rowing rhythm. However, logic suggests that this is the wrong way round - full exhale on the finish when the chest is open and inhale when the chest is cramped up seems illogical. Do any more experienced rowers have any helpful advice on the dilemma?