BodyCraft VR100 Rowing MachineThinking about buying the BodyCraft VR100 Rowing Machine?

Looking to learn about the different pros & cons?

Well I’ll let you know it has strong resistance, a multi-function monitor, and is built by a reputable fitness company.

Plus, we all know rowing provides a great total-body workout, it’s low impact, and is an excellent calorie burning machine! Read the rest of this entry

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Velocity Exercise Vantage Programmable Air Magnetic RowerLooking for a great all around rower with strong resistance?

Then look no further than the Velocity Exercise Vantage Programmable Rower!

This dual air & magnetic resistance combination offers a smooth strong rowing stroke for all ages & fitness levels.

Complete with 16 levels of adjustable magnetic resistance and a multi-function monitor, this rowing machine offers a lot of great features.

Plus, you receive a full-body workout that burns calories and is low-impact! Read the rest of this entry

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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

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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

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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. Concept2 ComparisonMany 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 didn’t think the Xebex vs. Concept2 comparison was a hard choice.

However, with the release of new models – it becomes a more difficult decision.

I also began to receive feedback from readers who own a Xebex and found it to be a great alternative to the Concept2. Read the rest of this entry

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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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Sole SR500 Rower reviewThe Sole SR500 Rower is the only rowing machine manufactured by SOLE Fitness.

SOLE is known for making high quality treadmills and ellipticals but have been trying break into the rowing machine market.

I feel they have been successful with the release of the SR500 Rowing Machine.

It provides excellent dual resistance technology with great build quality and comfort. Read the rest of this entry

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