Why Choose a Rowing Machine?
One of the first questions from people looking to buy fitness equipment is why the rower is so good for you. We think there's no better single piece of equipment that's affordable, easy to store and can give you a great all-over workout, including a cardio workout!
Which Type Of Rowing Machine Should I Buy?
If you are looking to purchase a rowing machine for workouts in the comfort of your home, there are several things to consider before buying. When you start deciding between different models, you will discover the main variation is between those with magnetic resistance and the water or air-resistance rowers.
In the world of rowing machines, you tend to get what you pay for. Magnetic rowing machines are generally more budget-friendly and aren't as smooth as their counterparts. They are also far less reliable. So for any keen rowers out there, to simulate a real rowing experience, the air/water resistant rowing machines are far better options.
The Best Rowing Machines
We have a range of rowing machines available that are perfect for both home and commercial use.
The most popular at home rowers is the Concept2 rower, as well as the rower that was made famous by House of Cards - the WaterRower.
Both with excellent design, but different in that one relies on air resistance (Concept2) the other on water resistance (WaterRower)
Rowing Machine Benefits
A seated rowing machine is a highly versatile piece of kit, and as stated above, can provide a full body workout, so what are the benefits for you and your health if you regularly row?
A healthy heart and lower cholesterol, it works a range of muscles, has low impact on joints, is an excellent option for conditioning, its great for burning calories, options for HIIT workouts and opportunities for water rowing machines
What Muscles Does A Rowing Machine Work?
Your upper body muscles include; shoulders, upper back, lower back, biceps, pecs and also your abs. You even work out your forearms and wrists by gripping the handle.
Lower body-wise rowing produces strong thighs and calves. So this means your quads in the upper front of the thighs, your hamstrings at the back of your thighs, your glutes and your calves all get a good workout of varying intensity too.