If it seems like everybody wants the newest device or trendy workout, here’s a reminder to try a classic exercise device that delivers on all fronts: the rowing machine.
They’re easy to find and easy to use, providing both cardio and strength training for anyone, including people over 50, 60, and 70. You get muscle work, bone-health benefits, and probably a good sweat while raising your heart rate and increasing oxygen intake.
You can adjust most rowers to fit your own fitness level and the intensity you want. Listen to your favorite podcast for a more relaxing pace or go harder with your own motivating soundtrack.
They give a low-impact, full-body workout, with extra emphasis on the quads, biceps, and – surprisingly – the core.
The full-body effort really amps up the number of calories burned, making this a great way to lower your body fat percentage (while building lean muscle).
You can row at a steady pace or using high-intensity interval training (HIIT).
And you can row for a brief warmup or as the centerpiece of your workout.
Take a moment to learn the proper form. Rowing is simple, but you want to be sure you’re doing it right. You can watch a YouTube video or ask one of our staff members for a quick lesson.
There’s a reason why some “classics” never go out of style. We know you know about that!