Indoor rowing is an excellent form of aerobic exercise. It’s not just good fun, it’s great for your health as well. Indoor rowing machines are typically used by people seeking a full body workout, as with each stroke you are utilising almost every part of the body. The rowing ratio is typically around 60% legs and 40% upper body that keeps the heart elevated while building core strength.
Indoor rowing improves cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength by engaging all of the major muscle groups, including quads, hamstrings, back, shoulders, biceps, traps, lats, glutes and abdominal muscles.
Great for the heart and lungs, indoor rowing enhances your lung’s ability to provide oxygen to the blood and the working muscle tissue by asking your heart to pump harder. This process over time improves cardiovascular performance as your body adapts to cope with the future exertion.
Similar to on-water rowing, the First Degree Fitness Fluid Rowers offer a low impact emulation of natural movement together with the sight, sound and feel of rowing in a boat. With minimal stress applied to the body, the natural rowing stroke enables a high intensity workout, while providing superior cardiovascular benefits to running or other similar intensity aerobic exercises.
FDF’s Fluid Rowers also have an ergonomic handle to reduce strain on the wrist and forearms.
If you’re looking to lose weight, look no further than indoor rowing. Because rowing achieves a total body workout, you can burn more calories than any other form of exercise in the same amount of time. For example, at a normal rowing speed, the stationary rowing-machine will burn up an average of 600 calories per hour. To get the same results on a stationary bike you’d have to ride eighteen minutes longer.
If you love the outdoors and being on or in water, FDF’s Fluid Innovation has been inspired by real life, allowing you to perform your favourite movements indoors, while stimulating your senses and achieving a full body workout. If you don’t enjoy lifting weights, jogging or group classes – the indoor rower is a great alternative that simulates the sight, sound and feel of on-water rowing.
If you are rowing in a boat, there is constant resistance in the concentric drive phase caused by the water against the oars. With indoor rowing, your ergometer should simulate a similar resistance to force your muscles to work harder.
Depending on the type of ergometer being used, fluid or air resistance, you can achieve different anaerobic conditions. A great strength training exercise, rowing is often adopted by sports clubs, Crossfit centres and professional rowers to guarantee high intensity calorie burning results.
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