WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ROWING?
Rowing works every muscle in the body
Rowing uses more muscles than any other cardio activity. In the lower body, the calves, hamstrings, quadriceps and glutes are all worked. The upper body utilises the abdominals, the lower and upper back, lats, forearms, biceps and shoulder area.
Rowing is also fantastic for the entire core of the body making it the choice piece of fitness equipment when it comes to results and reducing your waistline.
Stress free on the body
Rowing is impact free and teaches the body to use a full range of movement. Due to the seated position, the ankle, knee, hip, lower back and spine are protected from impact meaning an excellent workout can still be achieved by virtually every cross section of society, young to old and from untrained to fit.
Regular indoor rowers report that there is less perceived effort with an elevated heart rate, which means you can improve your levels of fitness and stamina much easier with a lower perceived effort. It’s easier to maintain a higher heart rate with rowing than it is with other forms of exercise. This means that you can exercise for longer at a given heart rate thereby increasing your overall fitness capacity.
Time efficient and delivers maximum results
We live busy lives so we need to use specialised equipment that gives the best return on time and effort expended. Due to the recruitment of many large muscle groups, rowing is very time efficient in achieving desired results of fat loss, cardio respiratory fitness and anaerobic power performance.
Rowing produces superior results in less time giving it more "bang for your buck” than running on a treadmill, cross trainer or on a stationary bike.
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