Questions tagged [rowing-machine]

An exercise machine that mimics the on-water rowing motion thus providing a full body workout for strength and cardio. Questions about the parts of the rowing machine and proper form when using the rowing machine.

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What's the best rowing machine workout for fat burning and toning?

I have just bought a Ignite air rower as I have been struggling to find the time to exercise. I can now work out every evening if I want but I want to find a program that will get results and I can ...
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What is Max and average summary mean?

After finishing a "challenge" the matrix rower shows you a Max and average summary: What is the difference? I don't get what the context is here. Is average my average over the the challenge? Is Max ...
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How am I doing for an old guy

I just started two weeks ago after laying around too much I finished 10,000 meters in 1:0245 Then 57:30 Then 56:45 Yesterday. ...
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What's the purpose of this adjustment on the rower?

My club has a rower. It has an adjustment on the side that looks like this: I see other people using the rower with the adjustment set up high (7-10). I asked the trainer and he said, that sets the ...
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Are cardio exercises that involve sitting prone to any of the same risks of prolonged stationary sitting?

There are a number of articles and studies that have found sitting for long periods is harmful. A lot of them cite cardio exercise as a way to help combat the harmful effects. Is this something ...
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How do I use the rowing machine for a more effective workout?

My club has a rowing machine. The staff does not instruct anyone on how to use the machine, so, I'd like to know the right way to use the machine, and, how to get an effective workout. By effective, ...
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Weight loss/gain around rib cage (women)

I bought my wedding dress back in December and it fit perfectly. I have been away for 4 months for a ski season and have come home to find my dress is too small around my rib cage and won't do up. ...
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Is there a difference between hydraulic rowing machines and pulley rowing machines?

Is there a difference between hydraulic rowing machines and pulley rowing machines? I am looking at getting a new rower and wanted to avoid a hydraulic one while not spending too much money. I have ...
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Securing feet in an indoor rowing machine

Most rowing machines in gyms I've come across use simple straps to secure your feet, like those shown below: The problem I've always found is that after a few strokes the straps loosen, which I feel ...
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What is a good time to row 10,000m on a Concept C2 rowing machine?

Just starting to get back into exercising after a 3 year absence (and letting myself go a bit). I recently started rowing as it is quite intense and involves the full body. I'd just like to know what ...