Rowing Machines

Grid List

Set Descending Direction

18 Item(s)

Grid List

Set Descending Direction

18 Item(s)

Choosing A Rowing Machine

Most people who choose a Rowing Machine for their home fitness machine, has usually exercised before. Maybe in a Gym on another piece of equipment or even on a Rower.

 

Rowing is a harder exercise than for instance training on an exercise bike.  Using a Rowing Machine will give you a good cardio workout, using a variety of muscle groups, exercising your legs, arms, back and abdominals. 

 

The different types of Rowing Machines there are, are usually determined by the type of resistance which is used. The Rowing Machines of the past had hydraulic cylinders to create the resistance which were not as smooth to use as the Rowers of today. The modern day Rowing Machines have 3 types of resistance: Magnetic, Air and Water.

 

Magnetic resistance - is created by magnets that get closer to the wheel when increasing the resistance to create the intensity, this is a silent operation, making it quieter when training.

 

Air resistance - is created by a flywheel with air flowing through the wheel which is connected to a chain and handle, the harder you pull the harder the resistance. 

 

Water resistance - is created by a paddle incased in a tank of water which is connected to a chain and handle.  When you row, and pull back the paddle is forced to turn in the water creating a resistance, the harder you row, the harder the resistance. The noise of the water is calming for some people when exercising. Waterrowers tend to be the people's choice, as not only do they give you the smooth ride for your workout, they look fabulous in your home. 

 

When choosing a Rowing Machine, decide if you have the space, can you use it comfortable, would you have to fold it up when not in use? Waterrowers are good as they stand on their side, taking up very little space when not in use. Some magnetic and air rowers are long in length but have a central pin, you can pull out when not in use which allows you to fold back the seat and rail which takes up less space.

 

Most Rowing Machines have a monitor showing programmes, watts, calories, time and a row counter. 

 

Click the banner at the top of the page for more information about Rowing Machines, or contact us on 0161 660 9082 we will be happy to advise.