Just Go With the Row
Many of us struggle with maintaining the cardiovascular workouts that we should consistently be doing. While laziness is a familiar culprit, there are plenty of other things that keep us away, such as injury and boredom. Consider some of the benefits of rowing and give it a shot next time you’re at the health club.
With its low-impact nature and relative ease of use, rowing is an exercise for all ages, shapes, and sizes.
Rowing provides a cardiovascular workout while not putting miles on the knees and feet like running does. If you are just getting started working out and/or are extremely overweight, starting out on a rower can save you some pain and help keep you going.
All hands on deck
Running and cycling concentrate most of the major movement in the lower half of the body. With proper form, rowing incorporates almost every muscle group, including your legs, hips, glutes, core muscles, upper back, shoulders, and arms.
Davey Jones’ calorie locker
With so many moving parts, rowing burns a lot of calories. While it can vary depending on the intensity and body weight, individuals usually burn between 400 and 800 calories an hour while rowing.
Walk the plank? No sweat.
Rowing requires your core muscles to do a lot of the work, which has benefits beyond the ergometer (aka the rowing machine). Many runners who get in some rowing work report that it even helps with their posture issues.