The Many Pros of Using a Rower Machine

The Many Pros of Using a Rower Machine

Some people have in mind that rower machines are only useful when training for a row team. This however is not the case. Rower machines are exceptional not only for a great cardio workout, but for upper and lower body workouts as well.

Cardio is an important part of being healthy. After the age of 30 our hearts begin to decline in health. Engaging in active cardio exercises vastly improves heart function, deterring heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. In as little as ten minutes of steady pace on a row machine, blood circulation increases, strengthening the heart and lungs. Actively rowing for 20 minutes a day, 3 times a week will do wonders for your cardiovascular system.

While you are working your heart out, you will also be working out most of your body. Hardly any machines can offer as complete a workout as the row machine can. In the initial position, the three muscles targeted are: the hamstring, the calf muscles and the lower back. When moving backwards the target group expands to include the upper back and thighs. When fully extended all the way back, almost every muscle in the body is worked. Hamstrings, thighs, calves, the entire back, shoulders, triceps, forearms and more are challenged, released, then challenged again.

The rower machine can be adjusted so that if you are just looking to tone your body and do a great cardio workout, you can set it to a low resistance, but if you are looking to strength train and build upper body muscles, you can add more resistance. You can also put on music with a steady rhythm and work out to your favorite songs.

Fitness Expo specializes in high quality, long lasting exercise machines. Unlike department stores, Fitness Expo employs expert staff to help you decide which product is right for your lifestyle. Fitness Expo has locations in Metairie, Kenner, Shreveport and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; along with a store location in Jackson, Mississippi. Their large showrooms are impressive and will ensure that you go home with the exercise machine that is guaranteed to endure a lifetime of fitness training.