More and more people are switching to rowing for their home workouts for a few reasons. These deceivingly simple machines surprisingly have several advantages. Check out 6 reason why we like the Blade Home Gym Rowing Machine below…
1. Rowing Offers a Full Body Workout:
First of all, the fluid rowing movement gives you a full body workout. In other words, you can strengthen all major muscle groups in your upper and lower body simultaneously (as well as your core).
Not only does this give you a really time-efficient workout, but you don’t have to buy a bunch of different weights or workout equipment. The cost savings in itself is a huge bonus!
2. Get a Better Workout in Less Time:
Second, indoor rowers combine both resistance training and aerobic exercise into one workout. Therefore, you can accomplish many fitness tasks at one time.
If you don’t have a lot of extra time, or simply want to maximize your exercising efforts, you will love rowing machines.
3. Get the Benefits of High Intensity Exercise Without High Impact:
Third, you can do high intensity workouts using an indoor rower (HIIT). However, you don’t have to worry about high impact movements that can lead to injuries or strain on your joints.
For this reason, rowers can often provide a great alternative to people who need to avoid high impact activities
4. People of All Skill Levels Can Row for Fitness:
Fourth, the magnetic resistance and 8 different intensity levels allow people of all skill levels to get a good workout in. In fact, you don’t have to have any athletic skill or experience at all to get started on a rowing machine.
Not to mention, you can increase your strength, speed and endurance over time without having to upgrade equipment. Simply adjust the tension and your effort output.
5. Easily Track Your Fitness & Stay Engaged:
>Fifth, the built-in LCD digital monitor lets you track your speed, time, distance, strokes and calories burned as you workout. Plus, with the Fitness Data App, you can compete with your friends via social media.
Note: The monitor includes a shelf where you can set a tablet at eye level while you row. Therefore, you can conveniently watch a movie, rowing workout videos or plug into the Fitness App.
I really like this upgraded feature, because it allows you to do 3 different things.
(1) The Fitness App or rowing videos can help you stay more engaged in your workout.
(2) Alternatively, you can use a tablet to keep you entertained and make the time go by faster.
(3) You can multi-task by listening in on a conference call or watching a training video or class.
6. This Indoor Rower is Comfortable and Quiet:
Lastly, the smooth belt drive creates minimal sound. As a result, you don’t have to worry about loud noise interrupting your movie. =)
Plus, the ergonomic handlebars, padded seat cushion an no-slip foot pedals give you a comfortable, stable rowing experience. Therefore, you can exercise for longer and get a better value from the money invest in fitness equipment.
A Rowing Machine that’s Great for Home Workouts:
Like most indoor rowers, the Blade has a narrow design and can fold upright for easy storage. However, it does not fold completely flat, so you can’t roll it underneath a bed or sofa.
If you want to start working out at home, yet don’t have extra space for a home gym, compact fitness equipment is incredibly handy. First of all, you get your workout gear out of sight when not in use. Plus, you can exercise in different areas of the house, depending on what works best for you.
For instance, if you want to row while you watch a movie, just set up your rower in front of the TV. Then, fold it up and move it out of the way when you finish.