I think we can all agree that fitness is ever changing and just like the world of technology, fitness equipment is making advancements as well. With so many different kinds of equipment there are always certain pieces that stand out as a must have. The rower has become that piece of equipment as boot camps and CrossFit has gained more popularity throughout the nation. Here in South Florida, we have seen a surge of CrossFit boxes on almost every street corner. Whether you love CrossFit or hate it, its presence has brought back the love for the rower. In a world where America continues to be the most obese nation in the country its becoming even more important to focus on our health and fitness.
Although everyone knows the name Concept when it comes to rowers, there are now many other brands that stand the test. Scorch Fitness has brought in four rower models from Bodycraft Fitness that we feel compete well and have many more features than most of its competitors. These units now have programs, magnetic resistance, and improved functionality that extends far beyond the “original” rower. The fitness industry has been swamped with orders and some manufactures have had difficulty keeping up with the demand.
The rower is a piece of equipment that can be compact with its fold up feature and is a great addition to any home gym or even its the only piece of cardio in the home. A vigorous one hour workout on a rowing machine can burn just as many calories as a three mile run. It is such a low impact and effective way to burn those calories without putting all the stress on the joints and knees. Not only is the rower an effective workout but it is fun as well. The newer units now have programs just like you can get on treadmills and ellipticals, which allows you to do things like automatically decrease and increase resistance.
Speaking of resistance, a rower used to only be air resistant, but the newer units now come with magnetic resistance which allows you to adjust how hard or soft your row motion is. Combining the magnetic resistance along with incorporating various programs will allow you to enjoy working out on a rower more than you would have ever been able to in the past. The rower is also such an easy piece of equipment to use, you don’t have to be a seasoned fitness expert to enjoy it. The rower will provide a great workout for beginners all the way to professional athletes. Give it a try.
Here are five reasons the rower is such a good workout.
It is an effective aerobic workout.
The rower requires the use of so many different muscle groups which results in a higher heart rate.
The rower is an efficient calorie burner.
The rower burns an average of 600 calories an hour.
It conditions and tones the upper body.
Rowers incorporate over six upper body muscle groups during execution.
It conditions and tones the lower body.
Rowers incorporate the three major lower body muscle groups in the quads, calves and glutes.
Low risk of injury.
The motion of a rower is natural which results in low impact and minimal stress on the joints.
If you have never used a rower now is the time to try it. Scorch Fitness will help assist with any questions you may have with regards to fitness.
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