The most common type of cardio training practiced in fitness centers is either running on a treadmill or cycling a stationary bike. Of course, there is nothing wrong with that, on the contrary. However, this type of training, although you can do it outdoors or in nature, can often be boring or too monotonous. We have a solution. When was the last time you used a rowing machine?
Rowing training is an exercise for the whole body. With this exercise you activate 84% of the muscles of your body and all that with a very small impact on the connective tissues, which makes it great for injury prevention but also for training during injuries. Due to the ability to change the degree of resistance, this machine is ideal for those who are just starting out but also for all older fitness enthusiasts.
The benefits of regular use of the rowing machine are many. As well as being a great cardio workout, it is great if your ultimate goal is to lose weight. Thirty minutes of moderate-intensity exercise for people who weigh 70 kilograms will burn around 400 calories. Frequent repetition of this type of training will speed up your metabolism, which in turn is crucial in the long-term effect of fat loss.
As we have already said, this is a training for almost the whole body. With the rowing machine you will not only increase the muscular and cardio endurance, but you will also affect their tone and shape. Rowing will primarily activate almost all the muscles of the legs, especially the quadriceps, gluteus and the muscles around the hips.
Next in the chain of active muscles are the muscles of the torso, the complete group of core muscles, including the muscles of the upper back. Rowing also activates both your arms and shoulders. The biceps, triceps and forearm muscles will be active during this training.
Finally, all of the above benefits of regular rowing can only be achieved with the proper technique of performing this exercise. In addition, watch the video that will show you, in more details, the technical aspects of rowing.