//Why You Should Give Rowing a Shot

Why You Should Give Rowing a Shot

There’s a piece of fitness equipment in any gym or fitness center that is often overlooked by a majority of patrons. It’s that piece that sits in the corner collecting dust that no one quite knows how to use. Yes that’s right, it’s the rower.

Rowing is a great choice of exercise for someone who hates to run, can’t run anymore or someone looking for a total body workout in one piece. According to the article, “A doctor told us that rowing on a machine will get you ‘more bang for your buck’ than running on a treadmill — here’s why”, from Business Insider, rowing activates more muscle groups than running. Getting on the rowing machine activates nine muscle groups and 85% of the musculature in the body.

Another reason why rowing is a great alternative is because it is a low impact exercise. There is no planting, pushing off and landing motions involved in rowing. Therefore, a user’s joints or ligaments aren’t taking the same pounding they would from running on concrete or a treadmill.

With all these alternative benefits to this exercise, many find it intimidating because they do not know how to use it. Below is a link to a website with guidelines on correct rowing form and a video on how to row. Still have questions after? Call in to one of the stores and talk with one of our fitness consultants!

Article on the technique of rowing

https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/ultimate-guide-rowing-machine/

Video

https://youtu.be/zQ82RYIFLN8

By |2019-02-13T11:44:49-04:00February 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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