Row into training bliss!
Rowing on the rowing machine is a perfect workout to improve and strengthen circulation and physical fitness. Rowing trains all the main muscle groups like no other sport and does so evenly and in a way that is easy on the joints.
Which parts of the body do you train with a rowing machine?
With each rowing stroke you train your entire leg musculature (calves, front, back and inner thigh muscles, buttocks and hips). Due to the circular motion of rowing, you train your joints gently and thus relieve the knees, ankles and spine. Rowing is one of the few sports that trains your entire torso musculature, i.e. abdomen and upper and lower back, simultaneously and in a balanced way. Fitness experts agree that training your core brings many benefits - from a stronger back to a more upright posture. Rowing strengthens, tones and defines your upper body.
During the rowing stroke, the muscles of your shoulders, upper back and arms are strengthened. The sport of rowing uses many muscle groups at the same time, giving you an ideal workout. This has a positive effect on the optimal functioning of your cardiovascular system and promotes your health.
Is a rowing machine the right exercise equipment for me?
Rowing machines offer an effective way to improve your personal performance and provide a personalized workout that is easy on your joints. Rowing is healthy for men and women of all ages. During rowing training, the large muscle groups are rhythmically stressed in a controlled manner. Approx. 84 of the important skeletal muscles, especially arms, legs and trunk, are trained at the same time. A well-developed skeletal musculature protects against arthrosis, muscle atrophy or postural defects. Training with the rowing machine is easy on the joints and hardly susceptible to injury. Rowing has a positive effect on the entire cardiovascular system and is an excellent aerobic endurance training. So many plus points clearly speak for a fitness training with a rowing machine.
What are the differences in the way rowing machines work?
Simpler rowing machines work with arm bars whose resistance can be changed by hydraulic cylinders. Brands like Kettler offer these rowing models for home use.
Rowers with a rowing handle attached to a pulley and with resistance regulation through a magnetic brake system are offered as mechanical or electronic versions by Tunturi.
The WaterRower brand offers a rowing machine with a water tank. The novelty of the WaterRower rowing machines is that they use the same physical elements as rowing: a paddle against the water. The resistance in the water increases parallel to the force applied by the user. The harder the rowing belt is pulled, the greater the training resistance. Due to the natural, quiet splashing of the water, the WaterRower rowing machines offer a pleasant, relaxing training feeling. The WaterRower is available in different wooden versions and can be raised to save space.
With the Concept2 rowing ergometers, a flywheel is driven by air. The user determines the resistance by using his own strength. The Concept2 rowing machines are robust and low-maintenance and are suitable for use in the private home to commercial use in the gym.
Most rowing machines are equipped with training computers whose user-friendly displays show comprehensive training statistics such as time, distance, rowing strokes, etc..
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