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

Most 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 […]

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

“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 eponymous […]

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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 […]

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

Over 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 […]

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

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 develop the […]

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

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 gym while the […]

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Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine Review [UPDATED]

If you’re a gym rat or if you’re obsessed with high-energy, ball-busting CrossFit workouts, there’s no way you haven’t noticed the hottest new exercise equipment in town. Fitness centers and boutique studios across the nation are pulling out what was once the boring, old, dusty rowing machine and placing them at the center of the […]

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

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 a lot of […]