Indoor Rowing.

What’s you favorite kind of cardio? What kind of cardio do you do to stay active and slim?

A lot of people recently stopped doing cardio and do only weight training, but I personally believe in importance of cardio, and even I am not a big fan of it, I still do it, and feel great after every cardio session.

I picked two kinds of cardio that I really enjoy: running and rowing.

I started rowing around one year ago. Why? When I came to the gym to work out, I always saw the girls from the rowing class who looked slim, athletic and super fit. From that time I added rowing to my regular workout sessions.

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Here are top 7 best reasons to hop on a rowing mashing and get moving below:

1. No half-body workouts here. It’s the only full-body cardio machine, engaging over 20 muscle groups in the legs, core, shoulders and arms.

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2. Want to become a better all-around athlete? Fast-twitch fibers engaged during a rowing stroke promote muscle growth and explosive power transferable to many other sports and activities.

3. The low-impact nature of this easy-to-learn movement causes little to no stress on joints.

4. Rowing promotes better posture, joint health and flexibility by stretching the muscles of the core, upper and lower back, while allowing a full range of motion for people of all ages and sizes.

5. Would you like to continue burning fat AFTER a workout? Rowing raises the heart rate quickly, increasing the after burn effect-the state of elevated metabolism post-workout.

6. Want an alternative for your long runs? Rowing is an ideal cross-training and functional movement for all types of athletes, particularly runners, as it preserves joints while training for a race.

7. Short on time? Hop on the rower and burn 15 cal a minute. The combination of strength and cardiovascular conditioning in one movement makes rowing a model of efficiency.

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It’s up to you which workout works for you, but I am on my way to the gym now to hit my rowing session today.

Stay fit and slim!!!!

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4 thoughts on “Indoor Rowing.

  1. I’ve tried rowing recently, and to tell you the truth, didn’t get it. I was “rowing” for about 10 or 15 minutes, but didn’t feel like I was working out. Rather like “almost sitting with very light weights in hands”.
    Obviously, I was doing it wrong, as I see a lot of people rowing and enjoying it.
    So what is the trick of doing it correct? the max weight is 10 lb per two hands, right? how long do you row, so you feel that you are working out?

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