The rowing machine is an effective strengthening machine that works on a large number of muscles. It is the perfect activity for strength training or burning calories.


Why should I workout with the rowing machine?

A rowing machine workout, is a complete strengthening session. It causes just as much energy to be expended as running or cycling.


For a rowing machine workout to be effective, you must choose the machine that suits you:


  • Check its weight: it must be greater than your weight so that the rowing machine does not wear out prematurely
  • The seat should not rub or make noise on the rail
  • The movements of the monorail should be smooth.


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What are the benefits of training with a rowing machine?

A rowing machine workout works on many different muscles in a very large amplitude of movements. Combined with some cardio sessions, the rowing machine allows you to reach a good physical condition by:


  • Working on endurance
  • Strengthening muscles
  • Promoting flexibility and agility


What kind of workout?

The rowing machine is a cardio training machine that should account for:


  • Pace (strokes per minute)
  • Intensity (heart rate)
  • Work volume (workout time, series)
  • Load (the heavier it is, the slower the pace will be)


You can begin with an aerobic session: 18 strokes per min, at 75% of your maximum heart rate, 3x5 minutes for a 30 min session.


Then do a high aerobic session: 24 strokes per min, at 85% of your maximum heart rate, 2x4 min for a 10 min session.


To choose the right rowing machine, pick one that is best suited to the way you intend to use it. Follow the guide!