Concept2 Model E ReviewThe Concept2 Model E Rowing Machine is an upgrade from the very popular “Model D” Rower.

Like its predecessor, it’s commercial grade and has amazing build quality!

The smooth, strong, realistic resistance makes it a popular model used by Olympic Rowers and fitness clubs around the world.

The Model E comes with a few upgrades compared to the Model D such as higher seat, nickel-plated chain, and longer monitor arm. Read the rest of this entry

Best Rowing Machine For Under $500A lot of visitors ask me “What is the best rowing machine under $500?”

The old saying goes, “you get what you pay for” and this cliché applies to everything! Mostly.

This saying is true most of the time because the higher priced products tend to have the highest quality.

However, it doesn’t mean there aren’t good quality products in the low-to-mid price ranges. Read the rest of this entry

Concept2 Model D ReviewWith over 100 listed rowers on Amazon, the Concept2 Model D Rowing Machine outshines them all!

While in the higher price range, the old saying, “you get what you pay for” isn’t just a cliche.

The commercial grade ‘Concept2 Model D’ is virtually indestructible and is tough enough to be used in health clubs, boathouses, and various training facilities around the world. Read the rest of this entry

Stamina Air Rower 1399 ReviewDo you want an air resistance rowing machine but don’t want to pay $1,000?

Then look no further than the Stamina Air Rower 1399!

You won’t break the bank with this rowing machine and the quality won’t suffer either.

The Stamina Air Rower 1399 has a solid steel frame, comfortable padded seat, multi-function monitor, and is 1/3 the price of high-end air rowers you see in the gym.

Is it really possible that this rowing machine can deliver the same kind of full-body workout you get from the high-end rowers at your local fitness club? Read the rest of this entry

Xterra ERG400 Rower ReviewLooking for an honest Xterra Erg400 Rower review?

Look no further because I breakdown each feature and describe all the pros and cons.

Unfortunately, with the Xterra Erg400 Rowing Machine there may be more cons than pros.

While the ERG400 does have many great features like dual combination resistance and easy-fold storage, it lacks in other important areas like dependability and build quality.

There also seems to be a large number of negative consumer reviews which you can read about in more detail below.

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Xebex vs. Concept2Many people ask me to compare the Xebex vs. Concept2 rowing machines.

“Are they the same?” “Which is better?” “Which one should I buy?”

At first I shied away due to the Concept2 being the “Gold Standard” of rowing machines and my enjoyment for always recommending the best possible product.

I then began to receive some feedback from readers who own a Xebex and found it to be a great alternative to the Concept2.

I started to do a little more digging and started asking them some questions of my own.

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Xebex Rower ReviewWant to know how the Xebex Rower compares to other high-end air rowing machines?

This Xebex Rower review will show you all the great features that come with this model at an affordable price!

You can even compare some of the features against the #1 bestselling rowing machine, the Concept2 Model D.

At such a great price, it’s a surprise to find out Xebex offers multiple free gifts with the purchase of a “Xebex Air Rower Conditioning Pack”.

You can choose from a list of free items such as a battle rope, gym sled, wall ball, and many more!

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Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5623 Air Magnetic Rower ReviewThe Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5623 Air Magnetic Rower is currently the only budget air/magnetic rower on the market.

If you are looking for an inexpensive dual resistance rowing machine, then this is your model!

The SF-RW5623 comes fully equipped with “dynamic response” air resistance and 8 levels of adjustable magnetic tension.

It has a smooth, strong rowing stroke with excellent build quality and comfort.

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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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