Holly Norton and karen Bennett during the GB Rowing Team Senior & U23 Trials 2017 at the Redgrave Pinsent Rowing lake in Caversham, Reading. On the 15th of April 2017.


What if you find it a little difficult to paddle a rowing machine?

We don’t blame you. It’s more complicated than running on a treadmill or riding a bike in a gym, which is why many people get rid of this effective exercise equipment. However, if you are actively avoiding rowing in the gym, it’s time to give it another chance. Rowing can have great physical benefits, you miss it!

To master the movements of the machine will lead to weight loss, better fitness and increases the strength of upper and lower body – all of this without some aerobic exercise may have serious effects on the joints.

“Indoor rowing is a complete form of exercise,” explains the Olympic rowing coach and Concept2 fitness expert, “Rowing is a combination of cardiovascular and strength training, and for any fitness system or training program is a very good supplement, for people of all ages have a wide variety of goals.

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an Olympic athlete, there are ways to be a key player in training.

The whole body exercise

One of the main reasons people choose to exercise on the boat to get their own aerobic exercise is because – unlike treadmills, treadmills and stationary bikes, it provides a lot of added value. Use the right techniques to use the power of your upper and lower body, so your butt, thighs and calves will get a real boost, and your arms and shoulders. Rowing need your core solid activation, and maintain good form (especially on the back), which means that the boat can hit a good meeting almost every muscle, provide systemic conditions. In addition, the cardioascular movement of rowing also gives your heart and lungs a good workout.

“Indoor rowing is great for orgasm because it involves more muscle mass, a wide range of motion and less pressure on the joints,” terry said. “Regardless of why you choose to stand in line, the rowing machine will provide the right level of resistance for your goal and countless types of training.”

Carefree intensity

If you think boating is just for stability, think again. Rowing machines are ideal for endurance and interval training. “Because the rowing machine activates a lot of muscle, it can help you get better heart results in less time,” Terry explains. “It can also provide excellent anaerobic training to supplement explosive force training. In addition, indoor rowing is a good endurance exercise, and it does help to improve the heart and lung function.

If you’ve ever tried to sprint on a treadmill, you’ll know how annoying it is to have to push the button repeatedly while trying to adjust the speed of your belt. One of the advantages of rowing machines is that you can control your speed by simply increasing or reducing your speed, but once you’re gone, resistance can be a bit tricky. Although some people may enjoy more stable state in the rowing, but those who are looking for heart pumping time interval of athletes can be without the aid of the press of a button continue to focus on their own technology, like on the treadmill.


Of course, the most important thing here is the skill – the better your form, the more efficient you will be. Use the following steps to improve your stroke and practice rowing, at a comfortable pace until you are ready to improve your speed.

Rowing master class

Use these simple step-by-step instructions to master the perfect rowing technique. Remember to avoid getting your shoulders or back arch over neutral. Ready, set, platoon!

• keep your legs straight, and the handle and forearm close to your body is gently leaning back parallel to the ground.

• fully extend your arms, swing



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