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Concept2 Model E Review: Why It’s Better than the Model D

Image: Concept2Most people have always preferred the treadmill or the elliptical machine to the boring, old indoor rower. The tide, however, has been turning as people are beginning to realize the powerful benefits of rowing indoors.If you’re reading this article, you’re probably one of those people who have been converted into the quickly growing global […]

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WaterRower Natural Review: The Best Rower Money Can Buy, Period.

Image: WaterRower “Swoosh, swoosh!” That’s the unmistakable sound the WaterRower makes as the menacing Frank Underwood gives it a beating. WaterRower, the company, has been around for quite some time now, specifically since the late 1980s. But it was only recently that most people have heard of them thanks to Netflix. You’ve probably seen the company’s […]

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Your Muscles and Rowing: What Muscles Does the Rowing Machine Work?

There’s a common belief in the rowing industry that working out on an indoor rower exercises 84% of your muscles. To be honest, nobody knows where the 84% comes from. There are no scientific studies, scholarly articles, or other such reliable sources that we can properly cite. So we’ve done a little bit of sleuthing […]

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WaterRower GX Review: Bradley Cooper and Cameron Diaz’s Secret to Fitness

Image: WaterRowerOver the years, indoor rowing has gone from being a workout revered only by America’s preppy exercisers to a mainstream exercise that is starting to grow on the general fitness-loving public.You can thank the ruthless scheming politician Frank Underwood and his equally manipulative wife Claire for that.Netflix’s award-winning “House of Cards” has done a […]

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WaterRower Classic Review: Is It Time to Buy an Indoor Rower?

Image: WaterRower When we talk about indoor rowing, most people think about Concept2. Specifically, they think about the Concept2 Model D, which is widely regarded as the gold standard in rowing machines. Concept2 has certainly come a long way from when the Dreissigacker brothers nailed an upside down bicycle to a barn floor in Vermont to […]

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Kettler Favorit Rowing Machine Review: Best Entry-Level Rowing Machine

Image: Kettler USA Plenty of people have been pulled into the new fitness trend of indoor rowing. If you’re one of them, you’re probably considering getting for yourself your very own rowing machine at home. There are many benefits to this, not the least of which is not having to wait it out at the […]

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Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine Review [UPDATED]

Image Credit: H. Taylor Everyone—from elite Olympic rowers to newbie exercisers—sing songs of praise to the Concept2 Model D, so it’s really no surprise why it’s the bestselling of its kind. However, a rowing machine isn’t exactly cheap. If you’re seriously considering buying your own Concept2, it’s important that you do your research very thoroughly before […]

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Best Rowing Machines of 2018: Best Rowers You Can Buy Right Now [UPDATED]

Image: Ben Bradshaw Over the last several years, indoor rowers have come from being the unpopular, dusty exercise machines that nobody at the gym wants to have anything to do with, to in demand exercise equipment that people want to bring home for themselves. It’s not surprising at all. Rowing is a phenomenal exercise that provides […]