Rowers – Targeting Cardio and Muscle Tone
This entry was posted on January 28, 2015.
Indoor rowers are versatile in their uses. They are used to train rowers (as in athletes) and can be used by beginners, elderly, and people who are convalescing. Its primary function is to increase muscle tone and it is great for cardiovascular workouts. It also burns calories and is an effective weight loss exercise machine.
Even when you work at a low resistance, but for a longer period, it improves heart and lung function, as well as circulation, resulting in increased stamina and energy. Since you are using so many muscles it increases your heart rate and oxygen intake in a shorter time than it would if you were walking for exercise. Many of these machines, nowadays, even come with wireless heart rate monitors.
When you are rowing you are using all of your muscles, which is great for overall muscle tone. With low impact on the joints, which makes it great for older people, it works the legs and hips with each rowing stroke.
Rowing machines are ideal home gym equipment as they are compact and some models can be folded to be stowed away out of sight. Some rowing machines are quiet so they make for stress free exercise.
Rowers can burn up to 600 calories in an hour making it a great machine for the home for weight loss and keeping fit. Rowing, being a natural movement, is also low risk so elderly people can also enjoy the benefits of this machine. There are several rowers in the market today, so if you are confused as to which one you should invest in go along to a Fitness Expo Store in Metairie, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Mandeville, and Kenner in Louisiana and in Jackson, Mississippi where the knowledgeable and friendly staff will help you select the best machine for you. Their vast showrooms hold a huge choice of different machines so you can benefit from seeing the machines, watching a demonstration, and then deciding on which one to buy.
Rowers are very effective machines for cardiovascular workouts and maintaining muscle tone. It is a great machine for the home.