Conor McGregor Rowing MachineHave you seen a Conor McGregor rowing machine workout on “The Mac Life” or “UFC Embedded”?

Are you wondering why McGregor and other UFC stars are starting to incorporate rowing into their training regime?

Rowing machines provide a ton of full-body benefits that transfer well into fighting inside the Octagon.

Whether it’s the benefits of a full body workout, losing weight, cardio improvements, or being low-impact, a rowing machine is one piece of fitness equipment all MMA athletes should use.

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Rowing Kettlebell WorkoutLooking to add a rowing kettlebell workout to your exercise routine?

Well, you should and I’ll tell you why!

A rowing and kettlebell workout is one of the best ways to get a full-body “functional” workout.

Each exercise is a true “strength” and “endurance” movement.

Adding variation to your workouts will help you burn more calories, shed more fat, and gain lean muscle. It also helps keep you engaged and working out longer!

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Concept2 AccessoriesLooking to add some top Concept2 accessories to your  rowing collection?

I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 items you need to make the most of your Concept2 rowing experience.

A few people may buy some recommended accessories with their Concept2 Rower but most just start rowing with gear they have lying around their house.

After rowing for a few sessions they may realize they need a few items to make their sessions more comfortable like a Concept2 seat pad or rowing machine gloves.

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Water vs. Air Rowing MachineOnce a week I get asked, “What is the difference between a water vs. air rowing machine?”

I usually write a long-winded response, so I’ve decided to answer the question once and for all.

Most people can look at a water rower or air rower and describe the basic differences.

However, they won’t be able to describe some of the key similarities and differences that I breakdown in this article.

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Air vs. Magnetic Rowing MachineRecently many people have asked me, “What is the difference between an air vs. magnetic rowing machine?”

While many people can use their imagination to make a decent educated guess, I’m sure a lot don’t even know both exist!

Most people see a rowing machine in a gym and don’t think, “Is this an air or magnetic rower?” They just hop on and start rowing!

While both workout the same muscles, have the same functionality, and require the same technique, there are quite a few differences.

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Concept2 SlidesLooking for a complete guide to the Concept2 slides?

I break down what they are, why you should use them, and how they are used!

Concept2 is the only rowing machine that enables a user to convert from a static rower to a dynamic rower by adding erg slides.

Don’t worry, I explain all of this too.

This conversion to dynamic rowing gives users a more “on the water” feel and more closely resembles the mechanics of OTW rowing. Read the rest of this entry

Black Friday Rowing Machine DealWith the holiday season right around the corner many people want to know how they can find Black Friday rowing machine deals.

For years Black Friday has been the best shopping day of the year with huge discounts!

These huge savings also means huge lines at the retail stores, with some people lining up for days and hours before the sales begin. Read the rest of this entry

Rowing Machine House of CardsI’ve finally caved and decided to acknowledge the “House of Cards Rowing Machine.”

Too many readers have asked me questions like, “What is the rowing machine on House of Cards?” or “Is this the Frank Underwood rowing machine?”

Every time I laugh at how such a popular rowing machine became even more popular by being used by a fictitious politician in a drama series.

While at first I snarkily critiqued Kevin Spacey’s form, I then began to enjoy the newfound popularity brought to this piece of exercise equipment and was happy for the success of the brand. Read the rest of this entry

Best Rowing Machine Under $100Looking for the best rowing machine under $100?

Well look no further because I have the top pick!

I understand when people want to get into rowing but don’t have the funds to buy a high-end rowing machine.

Maybe they just want a simple rowing machine to warm up and cool down for other exercises or just want to test the waters before spending a lot more money.

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Best Rowing Machine Under $300Rowing machines can be very expensive and I often get asked the question, “what is the best rowing machine under $300?”

If you are new to rowing and don’t want to spend $1,000 before being certain this is an activity you enjoy, then I can understand your concern.

There are a few great options when considering the best rowing machine under $300 but I always like to tell my readers, “you get what you pay for!”

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