The rowing machine is one of the best all-round pieces of kit you will find in the gym and using it properly can yield many great results.
Because it requires the use of so many of the major muscle groups it is a good way to raise the heart rate and to increase your oxygen intake. You can burn around 600 calories an hour with a rowing machine session and, as you might expect, the rowing machine is ideal for conditioning the upper body – an area many of us want to improve.
A machine with a sliding seat will also give the glutes, calves and quads a good workout too. And if you play racket sports the rowing machine is a good choice because it helps you maintain stronger wrists and hand muscles because of the grip action.