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Benefits of Rowing as an Exercise
BENEFITS OF WATER ROWING
Rowing machines such as the WaterRower are a current fad in the fitness equipment market, drawing in both consumers and professionals.All one has to do is mount their own rowing machine and then sweat through a 30 to 60 minute workout designed to mimic the benefits of true water-based rowing.
The WaterRower is the only machine designed to mimic the workout performed when rowing a boat in the water. The machine has a monitor to track distance, speed, power, and calories burned. Most of the machines are built with a long frame that sits low to the ground, a braked flywheel mounted at the front of the frame, and a handle attached to the flywheel by a rope, chain, or strap.
The handle is pulled back toward the user’s body during the rowing movement and a seat that slides away from and toward the flywheel allows the user to engage the lower body into the rowing motion.
Rowing on the WaterRower has both fitness and health benefits. Listed below are a few that definitely shouldn’t be overlooked.
Need some cardiovascular activity? Think WaterRower.
Rowing is great for the heart and lungs because it engages every major muscle group of your body. That, in turn, requires your heart to pump more blood to your working muscle tissue to deliver energy and nutrients to your cells while buffering away waste by-products.
Build more Muscle with WaterRower
What really makes rowing onthe WaterRower stand out is that it works outyour entire body. During the drive phase you’re engaging the major muscle groups of your legs first, then your core, and finally your upper body and back. This repeated exertion helps improve muscular endurance across muscle groups.
Rowing is no rocket science
As long as you maintain good form, rowing on the WaterRower is almost as easy on the joints as swimming in water. Because your feet remain in contact with the foot pads and your hands keep contact with the handles, there’s little to no impact being placed on the ankles, knees, hips, elbows or shoulders, all of which are prone to injury.
Dislike weights? Try the‘WaterRower’ instead
The WaterRoweris an appropriate form of exercise for those who are nursing an injury, or who feel physically uncomfortable during weight-bearing exercises, such as walking, jogging, or certain other aerobic activities.
Rowing is a fun group activity done individually
Workouts performed on rowing machines can be done individually or in a group setting. In fact, group rowing classes are held with high-energy instructors, pumping music, and a loosely choreographed routine set to the beat of the playlist.That said, if you dislike a group setting you can purchase a WaterRower for home and do it at your own pace.
The WaterRower isn’t all that expensive
Whether you buy your own rowing machine or use one at a gym, the investment is relatively low when compared to other cardio equipment. The WaterRower is a great long-term investment and cheaper than ongoing monthly gym membership, personal training and group exercise classes fees. It stays with you forever and at your disposal to use when you want to!
Rowing is an excellent form of exercise, but it’s not without risks as a poor form can result in injury. If you’ve never used a rowing machine before, ask for tips from a trainer or watch the WaterRower tutorials on YouTube to make sureyou’re using it properly. The mantra is to start slow and work your way up. Pretty much any individual can give the WaterRower a try.
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