Getting to know more about Rowing machine

Besides the calories that are being burnt, the rowing machine provides great exercise in the upper body. The room can exercise rhomboids in the shoulders, trapezii in the upper back, and latches in the lower back, leading to better posture and fewer long-term complaints on the back.

Rowing techniques  

  • Catch

The knees are curved and the shins are upright. The back should be parallel to the thigh without hyper flexion. Arms and shoulders should be stretched forward and relaxed. The arms are supposed to be level.

  • Drive

The drive begins by pressing and stretching the legs; at this moment the body is always in the position to catch. When the rower’s legs are stretched out completely, the rower’s arms are pulled with his arms and his forearms parallel to the ground complete the stroke halfway through the torso, whilst using the rowing machine

  • Finish

The legs are completely stretched and flat. With their elbows and hands bent against the chest, and the shoulders are somewhat under the pelvis. The rower’s back should still be upright and the wrists flat.

  • Recovery

The recovery is a relaxing return to the start of the stroke that allows the rower to recover. The recovery begins by extending the arms before the body to be fully extended. The rehabilitation is complete when the shins are perpendicular to the ground when the back parallels the tails.

Benefits of the rowing machine?

  1. Good for all fitness levels
  2. Low-impact
  3. Can be meditative
  4. Great for the heart and lungs


  • Motion type

A flywheel gives modern indoor rowers resistance. The indoor flywheel resistance rowers can be divided into two kinds of movement.

  • Damper type
  1. Piston resistance
  2. Braked flywheel resistance
  3. Magnetic resistance
  4. Air resistance
  5. Water resistance
  • Slides
  • Slides are sometimes placed beneath the erg to mimic the movement of being on the water. It permits the rowing machine to effortlessly glide back and forth as if there were water beneath the rower. 

Tips on use, technique, and form.

Consider this for good technique

  • Rounded shoulders or incorrect shape can lead to injuries
  • A common concern for rowers, lower back pain
  • Do not use abdominal muscles during each stroke.
  • Push legs first, then lean back and pull arms back.
  • Do not overexert while using a rowing machine.
  • If too tired to keep the form right, stop the exercise.
  • It’s not a good idea to do things like high-load weightlifting before completing a high-intensity rowing machine workout.

A rowing machine, or ergometer, gives such great benefits of the rowing workout indoors such as improving health calms the mind can be also used as a source of meditation as well as it strengthens the body.