The benefits of indoor rowing are undisputed. No other gym equipment rivals the rowing machine when it comes to providing a calorie scorching, low impact, full body workout. When correctly executed, the rowing action uses every large muscle group in the body (roughly 85% of total muscle mass,) building lean muscle and kick starting the metabolic system from stroke one.
The humble indoor rower also tops the list when it comes to training your cardiovascular system. Amongst athletes, elite rowers are renowned for having the biggest hearts and lungs going. British
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Rowing machines are excellent for toning muscles throughout your body as they work your legs, hip, back, arms, shoulders and abs. All this whilst providing a cardio workout that burns up to 800 calories per hour.
Always popular and always busy in the gym, the rower is one mean piece of equipment if you know how to use it. The combination of muscle toning and cardio workout is pretty much unique, and one of the reasons that rowing machines are so popular not just in gyms, but also at home. If you only have the space for one piece of equipment, it’s hard to think of anything that will provide more value for your pound, generally easy to store as most of them you can tip up and store against a wall.
If you want to buy your own rowing machine for great cardio workouts in the comfort of your own home, you need to know what to look for. When you start comparing different models, you’ll quickly find that the biggest difference is between those with magnetic resistance (at the lowest end of the price range) and the water or air resistance models, which are more expensive.
This is an area where you get what you pay for. Rowing machines with magnetic resistance are generally less smooth than water/ air resistance models, they are also far less reliable. For anyone who intends to use their rowing machine on a regular
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