All posts in "Rowing"

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

Image: Steven Burt 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 […]


Ergometer 101: What in the World is an Erg Rower?

An ergometer is nothing else but a fancy term for the indoor rower.

If you’ve heard people at the gym talking about getting on the erg for their workouts, they’re doing nothing more than getting on the rowing machine. And unless you’ve been living under the Uluru Rock, you know rowers – or ergs, as other people like to call them – are turning out to be a valuable piece of equipment in any commercial or home gym.


Total-Body Rowing and Kettlebell Workout for Cardio and Strength

Variety is the spice of life, so they say, and the same goes for your workouts. If you’re easily bored by the same routine over and over again, it’s a good idea to switch up your exercises and combine them to create interesting new workouts that won’t bore you to tears.Variety is great for your […]


This HIIT Rowing and Strength Workout Will Blast the Calories Away

Image: Brandon O’Connor When you’ve hit a plateau, or when you’ve realized that two hours of steadily pounding on the pavement won’t get you any closer to your weight loss goals, turn to the rowing machine instead.There’s a reason why the indoor rower has suddenly become the hottest trend in workout machines. Rowing gives you […]


How to Burn 200 Calories in 20 Minutes on the Rowing Machine

Image: BodyCraft“I don’t have time to exercise!” That’s what you keep telling yourself when you’d much rather drown into the couch and munch on donuts while watching “House of Cards.”Time is always an excuse people will think of for not exercising. But for others who are truly motivated to meet their fitness goals, they don’t […]


Understanding Your Rowing Machine Monitor: What You Need to Know

Image: Stephan Hochhaus It feels like it was only yesterday that nobody gave the lowly indoor rower a second glance. These days, people at gyms and fitness studios scramble to get to the rowing machine first. But even the hottest new trends in Fitness Town can be so misunderstood. I’m talking about the rowing machine’s […]


Torch Fat Off with this 45-Minute Rowing Interval Workout

Image: Patrick Savalle Sick of slogging on the treadmill, running up and down the stairs, and going to the gym for two hours every day? Rowing is the new fitness trend in town, and just before you push it aside with a dismissive wave of a hand, it can burn as much as 800 calories […]


13 Rowing Mistakes You Could be Making (And How to Fix Them)

Image: WaterRower Rowing is one of the best workouts you can give to your body. It’s one heck of a fat-burner, helping you incinerate as much as a whopping 800 calories per hour. It’s a full-body exercise that puts all your major muscle groups to work. Plus, it’s an amazing cardiovascular workout that can build […]


15 Reasons to Exercise on the Rowing Machine Right Now

Image: Concept2 Move over, spinning machines! Here come the indoor rowers. The once-neglected piece of exercise equipment is making its way back from the dark, dusty corners of the gyms to be the centerpiece of fitness centers and commercial studios.But the oft-unasked question remains: Is the hype for real? Or is it just another bout […]