Indoor rowing machines gathering dust in gyms and domestic garages, folded away in the spare room?
Not any more apparently.
Well maybe it is a bit out of style, not the exercise but the machine with new technological advances in the design perhaps you will want a funky new one with an affixed water tank.
Both indoor rowing and spinning are mimicking an outdoor exercise, that is the fundamental similarity
With high energy instructors and even more high energy music to pump the heart, the peer pressure to get good, sweaty and fit not to mention sore, both can make that claim
For body beautiful rowing is in a league of its own. A 50 minute class will burn up over a 1000 calories and twice as much as spinning. Every complete stroke works the calves, thighs (back and front), chest, abdominals, arms, upper and mid back.
Working at this rate with every muscle group included, nothing is left out including the heart muscle. The rhythm also needs to be developed, much more so than in spinning.
Prepare to be addicted!
Also prepare to perfect your posture. Hurtling up and down for 10 minutes will just wear you out and make you ache all over, sitting properly is essential. Warming up is also very important, as you will be doing a total body work out, a quick jog or some easy rowing is good.
To avoid pulling too soon (a common mistake), try a warm up
Each modern machine will display your speed, distance and average time over 500 meters
N.B Sounds easy but still you will work up a sweat and burn up around 450 calories
See if you can do four 500 metre intervals without rest
So long as you are prepared and know the four phases of the action of rowing, then you can start your work out. With so many exercises to do solo you can soon be as fit as a fiddle or as fit as you wish to be. Rowing at home means you can choose your own music to dance to and for schedules you can always get in touch with your fitness resource Row Flow that’s there to assist you. Probably something nice and loud and yet rhythmic is good, after all rowing is rhythm.