Differences between indoor and outdoor rowingWhether it’s outdoor rowing in a boat or indoors on a rowing machine, there’s nothing like rowing to give yourself a full-body workout!

Both forms are guaranteed to get your heart rate going and provide a killer total-body workout!

While the two are similar in nature, there are a lot of differences between indoor and outdoor rowing.

Some of these differences are hard to detect, unless you’ve had the chance to try both. Read the rest of this entry

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2K Erg TestThinking of performing a 2k erg test?

Want to know the best tips for strategy and preparation?

I’ve scoured the internet to find the best strategy and preparation tips before completing a 2k row.

If you are reading this article, I assume you know the 2k is the gold standard of rowing races.

It is used to compare yourself to other rowers around the world and gauge how fit you are overall.

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Used Rowing Machine for SaleYou want a rowing machine but they are so expensive!

Well, why not buy a Concept 2 used rowing machine for sale on Craigslist or Ebay for 50% off!!?

The goal of this article is to teach you to find a great used rowing machine for sale by using a variety of techniques to see listings fast.

Originally I wanted to write a guide about buying used rowing machines on Craigslist but then I noticed two things.

The extremely high demand for used Concept 2 rowers for sale and some great deals on Ebay. Read the rest of this entry

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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

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Rowing Machine Calories BurnedMany people purchase a rowing machine to help them get in shape and lose weight. The best formula for losing weight is to burn more calories than you take in.

Calculating the calories burned on a rowing machine can be very difficult and it is a question that often comes up.

Rowing machine calories burned while working out are difficult to calculate because there are so many factors in the calculation such as age, weight, heart rate, intensity, time, etc.

In this article I hope to go over exactly how to calculate calories burned while rowing, how to burn the the most calories, and other factors that contribute to burning calories and weight loss.

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What Does a Rowing Machine Do For Your Body“What does a rowing machine do for your body?”

Is this the thought that runs through your mind as you walk past one in the gym?

Each piece of equipment in a gym has a specific purpose for your body.

So you begin to go through each piece.

Free weights and weight machines are for strength training. Treadmills, ellipticals and bikes are for cardiovascular exercise.

But rowing machines? What is their purpose? Read the rest of this entry

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Static vs. Dynamic RowerSo you’ve decided to buy a rowing machine but can’t decide between a static vs. dynamic rower?

There are a lot of options to weigh which makes it a very difficult decision!

Plus, there isn’t much information on the internet about which is better or which type will fit your needs.

Even Olympic Rowers debate about which type is actually better! Read the rest of this entry

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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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Famous RowersThis is a fun little article to name some of the famous rowers out there.

Rowing is a very small community compared to some of the world’s major sports like baseball and soccer (…ok football).

So when you discover a person rows or did row, you feel like you have some small connection to them.

The list  of famous rowers isn’t that big but that’s what makes it great! You may even find yourself liking the person more than you previously did!

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Best Quiet Rowing MachineLooking for the “best quiet rowing machine”?

If so, this article breaks down the noise level of each resistance type.

Learn how the 4 resistance types differ from each other and which models are crowned “King” of silent rowing machines.

Compare the sounds produced by each rowing machine to help you decide which model is right for you!

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