I had a really nice 4th of July. I started my day off at Equinox with 30 minutes on the rowing machine. It’s my new cardio routine. I never realized the benefits of using a rowing machine regularly until now. It’s a full body workout. Your legs, back, arms and abs will reap the benefits as well as your heart and lungs.
Last season on “Oprah” she featured Ali Vincent, the first ever female winner of “The Biggest Loser”. She weighed 234 pounds when she took the challenge and now weighs 125 pounds. She uses the Stairmaster for 20 or 30 minutes and the rowing machine for 20 minutes as well as doing weight lifting and other exercises to help maintain her weight loss.
7 Reasons To Get Your Sexy Back By Using The Rowing Machine
Work It – Every major muscle group is working as you pull, your arms, shoulders, back, and abdomen get involved. As you slide back, your legs, hips, and torso do the brunt of the work.
Lost & Found – With regular use of a rowing machine, you’ll notice muscle toning and development in areas of the body that can be difficult to work. The backs of your upper arms, shoulders, and butt all get a good workout with proper rowing form.
Sleek & Smooth Motion – Remember rowing is done with a fluid movement, the sliding of a rowing machine is easy on the joints and doesn’t jar elbows or knees like other types of exercise. A great low impact workout.
Calling All Lungs – The exertion of rowing will get your system moving and take your breath away (a little) which is a good thing.
Girl Power – If you would like a long, lean, sexy physique. A rowing machine will help tone and strengthen your muscles.
Heartfelt – Rowing is considered an aerobic activity. It raises the heart rate and gets your blood pumping.
Burn Baby Burn – Vigorous rowing machine workouts can burn anywhere from 500 to 800 calories an hour.