Exercising on Rowing Machines
Rowing is regarded by many fitness experts to be the most complete exercise ever. One advantage of rowing is that it works all the major muscle groups in the body, including the legs, buttocks, back, abdominals and arms.
In addition, all the muscles involved are worked through a wider range of motion than most other exercises, allowing your muscles to stretch, and thereby increasing flexibility and joint mobility. Rowing is a safe, non jarring impact free activity and is ideal for rehabilitative exercise, although it is not a good choice if you have low back problems.
In addition to providing a muscular endurance and strength conditioning workout, rowing is also a superb aerobic workout and an excellent fat burner. Because it involves the entire body, rowing burns more calories than almost any other type of aerobic exercise, making it an extremely effective fat burning and weight loss exercise if it is maintained for a long enough duration.
The only major drawback of rowing is that because it involves the whole body, it tends to be extremely exhausting, and many people cannot maintain a long enough workout on the rower to achieve maximum fat burning. One way around this problem is to incorporate the rower into a circuit of cardio machines. For example, you could do fifteen minutes of rowing, followed immediately by fifteen minutes of jogging, followed immediately by fifteen minutes of cycling for a total of 45 minutes.
Recommendation: Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine.