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Concept2 Model D

Concept2 Model D Reviews

Features:

Commercial grade durability, adjustable air resistance, smooth rowing motion, state of the art fitness monitor, easy assembly, and it's the preferred rower for professional athletes and off-season rowers but is also perfect for newbies. What more is there to say? This rower is as close to perfect as you can get!

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Waterrower Oxbridge Rowing MachineThe WaterRower Oxbridge Rowing Machine is a rower from the company’s premium level Designer Series.  It’s a perfect mix of style and functionality and is handcrafted from solid cherry wood with a Danish oil finish and made with premium materials.

It provides one of the most realistic rowing experiences you will ever experience outside of a boat in the water.  You might have a tough time deciding if you just want to stare at it or use it for exercise, it looks that darn good.   It’s sturdy, easy to store, perfect for users of all sizes (big, small, short, and tall) and fitness levels; not to mention it’s made by WaterRower one of the most trusted names in the industry.  Users unanimously love it – and for plenty of good reasons!

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best rowing machine for short peopleIf you are looking for a rowing machine, you know that there are several different models to choose from which can easily overwhelm you in your search for the perfect indoor rowing machine.  At the end of the day, we all want to know which rower is the best rowing machine but that’s not a simple question to answer.  I started Rowing Machine King to help people find the perfect rower based on what’s perfect for their needs by providing detailed and unbiased reviews and informative articles.

If you have read my rowing machine reviews, you know that each review has the same template that covers all the fine details of each rower.  This also makes it simple to compare different machines.  However, I understand there are some of you out there that just don’t have the time to read through the reviews so if you want to cut to the chase and know which rower is the best rowing machine for 2014, this article is just for you!

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WaterRower A1 Home Rowing Machine

Like all WaterRower rowing machines, the Waterrower A1 Home Rowing Machine makes you feel like you’re really rowing outdoors on the water.  And whether you just want to row casually or get a killer workout, the A1 can easily meet your workout needs.

For those of you that were on the fence for purchasing a WaterRower but felt the price was too high, the A1 has a very attractive price point due to the more “basic” A1 performance monitor and other design modifications so this is a great opportunity to finally get that WaterRower you always wanted!  But how does the lower priced A1 measure up against the other WaterRower rowers and other rowing machines overall?

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303-group-talking-in-gymThis is one of THE MOST debated questions among gym goers all around the planet – either you have wondered about this yourself or someone asked you this question, “What IS the best cardio machine”?  It’s a very difficult question to answer because it ultimately depends what is meant by ‘best’.

Whether you want to admit it or not, we all have our favorite, go-to cardio equipment we prefer to use at the gym when it’s ‘cardio time’, but ‘favorite’ doesn’t equal ‘best’ (at least for the sake of this article).

There are so many different things to consider when determining which cardio machine is best, that’s why this question is difficult to answer.  For example:

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First Degree FItness Pacific Challenge AR Rowing MachineThe First Degree Fitness Pacific Challenge AR Fluid Rower is a water resistance rower from First Degree’s ‘Horizontal Series’ of rowing machines.  It’s fairly compact unlike other water resistance rowing machines, but it still packs the same kind of punch the other bigger (and pricier) models have.

It has a sturdy design, which is backed by a solid manufacturer’s warranty.  The resistance is suitable for all ages and fitness levels and it provides a very smooth rowing experience.   It’s an overall solid rowing machine (as evidenced by the 4+ star rating) that leaves little to be desired, but it does have a few shortcomings. Read the rest of the review for the full scoop!

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Will a rowing machine help me lose weight“..will a rowing machine help me lose weight?”  

This is a common question I see asked on many different forums scattered across the web.  I also get emails from visitors of Rowing Machine King so I wanted to answer that question here publicly in case others had the same question.

To answer the question.  It’s Yes. Si. Oui. Ja. Sim. Ken. Sea. Jes. Hai. Ndiyo. 

However you say it, in whatever language, a rowing machine will definitely help you lose weight!

 

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WaterRower Club Rowing MachineThe WaterRower Club Rowing Machine in Ash Wood is another fine addition from WaterRower.  Like its other WaterRower siblings, it provides a realistic and ultra-smooth rowing motion that’s unmatched by any other and is as durable as a rowing machine can be.

It’s very similar to the ‘Natural’ rower, but the ‘Club’ is designed for heavy-duty use in locations such as a commercial gyms and rehabilitation clinics.  The WaterRower Club also has additional features to withstand heavier usage such as styled black rails to prevent scuffing and a rosewood finish, which makes it more resistant to soiling.  If you know anything about rowing machines you know that you can’t go wrong with WaterRower, but is this the right model for you?

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Lifecore R100 Commercial Rowing MachineThere’s only one word that describes the Lifecore R100 Commercial Rowing Machine – WOW!  It is the only commercial-grade rowing machine to have both air and magnetic resistance so there’s always a smooth and consistent motion throughout the entire rowing stroke.

It provides 16 levels of adjustable resistance, comes with a blue/green backlit multifunctional performance monitor with built-in heart rate monitor (wireless chest strap is included), and comes with a [get ready for this] Lifetime warranty on the frame, whether it’s used for home or commercial use!

If that’s not enough for you, the R100 is the Winner of the 2013 Head of the Class award from Fitness Professor Review.  What did I tell you…this baby is loaded!

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ProRower-H2O-RX-750-Home-Series-Rowing-MachineThe ProRower H2O RX-750 Home Series Rowing Machine is a water resistance rower that gives you the feel (and sound) of rowing on the water and you don’t have to break the bank to own one.  It has a sturdy frame that comes with a lifetime manufacturer warranty (this is rare, ladies and gentlemen), a multifunctional performance monitor with a large display, and is easy to store away when not in use.  It’s a great all-around rowing machine at a nice price point for what you get, but it has a few shortcomings including the amount of resistance it provides to its users.  Want to know more?  Read the review for all the details!

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Lifecore R100 Commercial Rowing MachineA rowing machine is arguably the best piece of fitness equipment you can own because it offers a great full-body workout that builds muscle on your lower and upper body and it provides a killer cardiovascular workout, simultaneously!  To find out more about what a rowing machine does for your body click here.

Most people believe that rowing machines are for off-season rowers only but that’s far from the truth – anyone can start rowing on one and previous rowing experience is not required.  There are so many benefits to rowing on a machine and I go over a few of them here.

If you haven’t figured it out by now, owning a rowing machine is a no-brainer.  It’s figuring out how to buy a rowing machine that poses a challenge.  But don’t worry, that’s why I created this rowing machine buyer’s guide, to help those that are in the market for an indoor rowing machine, but don’t know exactly where to start.  I’ll lay out the steps below:

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