The rowing machine, better known as an ergometer, is often neglected as a potential fitness equipment. While you wait your turn at the treadmill, the rowing machine sits in the corner waiting to be used. Discover how this machine can help you.
INDOOR ROWING (Ergometers)
Rowing is a very physically demanding sport. It involves many muscle groups which makes it a
great cardiovascular exercise and in turn is an excellent fat burner. Trouble is, not
everyone has access to a boat. Enter ergometers!
An ergometer is a machine designed to replicate the movement used to row a boat.
The machine does a damn near perfect job.
How do you use an ergometer?
Step 1: Sit in the seat and strap your feet into the foot boards.
Step 2: Keeping your back straight (bend at the hip), knees bent, reach for the
handle.Step 3: While holding the handle, extend your legs by pushing against the foot boards. Follow this by pulling the handle back towards you chest. The ending position should be legs straight, handle pulled all the way to your chest and leaning back slightly. All the while keeping your core tight.
The last step is to return to the starting position.
In case the attraction to rowing a boat, on land, simply isn’t enough reason for you, here are some benefits of ergometers:
- The rowing motion involves many muscle groups. The activation of more muscles means your body is burning more fuel. Rowing is a …