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Benefits of an Air Rower

Benefits of an Air Rower

Mar 26th 2021

Benefits of an Air Rower

Get to know the one gym machine that gives you full-body strength and conditioning training and is easy on your joints. (Seriously why haven't you been doing this before??)

Whether you're getting to know the lay of the land in your local gym, or you're considering a new fitness machine for your home, it's time you got to know the indoor rower, also known as the ergometer or rowing machine. While it may look intimidating at first, it's actually more beginner-friendly than you might think—and it provides one hell of a workout. All the deets, here.

What is a rowing machine?

The ergometer is essentially mimicking the rowing of a shell (aka boat), like those you see in the Olympics

Rowing Machine Benefits

Let's break down what you actually get out of using the rowing machine. What are some of the benefits of using a rower, and why would you want to hop on one at your gym or get one for your home?

1.Burn a lot of calories. Because the rower offers a combo of strength and cardio training, super-efficient way to burn calories. Depending on your body weight and how vigorously you're rowing, you could burn between 400 and 500 calories an hour on the rowing machine.

2.Improve your aerobic fitness. Rowing regularly can help increase your stamina and endurance while improving your overall cardiovascular health.

3.Get a full-body workout.You'll truly get a full-body workout with a rowing machine. Get this—this machine uses 86 percent of the muscles in your body.

4.Improve lower-body conditioning. Because you use your leg muscles so much in this workout (contrary to how it might seem, they're doing a majoring of the work in rowing), targeted lower-body conditioning—building strength and endurance—is among the top benefits.

5.Work out with less injury risk. You have a lower injury risk on a rower machine because its low-impact. Plus, because it's of this, you can work at a high intensity without as much wear-and-tear on your joints.

6.Build better posture.Since the rowing machine primarily uses your legs, core, and back, it has loads of postural benefits, and is a great tool to engage the posterior chain (backside) of the body.. Working your posterior chain is super important for balancing our muscle strength, reducing injury risk, and helping correct the bad posture that's common in our sedentary society.

7.Keep your workout beginner-friendly. One of the additional benefits is that it's easy for beginners to try. You see and feel results quickly, which is great for beginners. But you have to stick with it for more than just a few minutes to make this happen. 

You can view the rowers we have available here.