Once 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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Recently 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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Looking 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
So you’re short and you want to know what is the best rowing machine for short people?
No problem! The question is actually a lot easier to answer than it sounds.
Most rowing machines can accommodate short people but there are a few that have limitations in their design.
All rowing machines provide full-body workouts that elevate heart rates and build lean muscle! Read the rest of this entry
Do you feel like your rowing seat pad is a rock?
Do you think it’s time to invest in a new rowing machine seat cushion?
Lets take a look at a scenario.
You are excited to finally get a rowing machine and you have been waiting a long time to get in shape.
You’ve done the research, picked out the perfect rower, assembled it, and are ready to go! Read the rest of this entry
The fact that you are searching the internet for the best indoor rowing shoes is a very positive sign!
Many rowers don’t even question what they have on their feet before an erg session and that is a bit worrisome.
While choosing what rowing machine shoe to wear can be difficult, it really comes down to experimentation and personal preference.
There are a lot of different variables that come into play and your shoe will change depending on the type of training you are performing.
Many rowing professionals will agree that less is better when it comes to indoor rowing shoes and this article will help explain why. Read the rest of this entry
This Rowing Machine Buyer’s Guide outlines exactly what you need to know to buy a new rower!
Learn how to choose the best piece of fitness equipment you can own!
Rowing simultaneously provides a great full-body workout and a killer cardiovascular workout.
Some people believe rowing machines are for off-season rowers only, but that’s far from the truth!
Anyone can start rowing and there is no previous experience required. Just watch a few tutorials and you are set to start rowing! Read the rest of this entry
So you think you’re tough because you don’t wear rowing gloves!?
Well you could be hurting your performance!
The best rowing machine gloves will protect against painful blisters and allow you to train at your best.
Blisters are an inevitable part of rowing and something we all must deal with.
They occur for a number of reasons. Such as being your first time rowing, or you haven’t rowed in a long time, or maybe you increased your workout times. Read the rest of this entry
Want to know an interesting fact!?
The rowing machine muscles used while rowing equal about 84% of the total muscles in your body!
Now what other workout machine can boast these types of numbers?
Rowing machines are known as a full body workout because they exercise every major muscle group and provide a fantastic cardiovascular workout. Read the rest of this entry
They say the journey to find the best rowing machine is one that rivals Odysseus!
Ok, maybe it didn’t take ten years but it’s still very challenging!
With literally hundred of models to choose from, one can easily become overwhelmed in the search for the perfect indoor rowing machine.
At the end of the day, we all want to know which model is the best rowing machine but that’s not a simple question to answer. Read the rest of this entry