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#1available from CW 49The WaterRower rowing machine Ashwood Natural features incredibly realistic water resistance in a rower-ergometer (with Watt display). Its water wheel lets you row against a natural resistance that can even be varied by changing the amount of water.1.446,03 €
#2In stockThe water-resistant cardiostrong Baltic Rowing Machine is a modern fitness device for stamina training at home: it is easy to use, easy to assemble and installed easily and the large display shows all the important training parameters. With this rower you can train almost the whole body and improve your fitness.RRP 1.239,30 € -16%Now 1.032,58 €
#3In stockRowing onshore doesn’t get any better than with the Taurus rowing machine RX7. The indoor rower with its hybrid resistance system offers a very comfortable pull in the low as well as in the high intensity zone. As one of thr very few rowing machines which offer a remote control on the handle, the RX7 makes it possible to change settings during the training.RRP 1.342,66 €Now 1.239,30 €"Very good" (A) in the test of rowing machines of the ETM-Magazin (05/2016)
#4In stockThe first Life Fitness Row HX wooden rowing machine combines elegant design with high functionality and durability. It is equipped with a water resistance system and its smooth, joint-friendly movement is particularly impressive. With 5 adjustable water resistance levels, the Bluetooth®-enabled training computer can be operated intuitively, and the robust frame ensures a firm footing. Perfect for an effective full-body workout.from 1.599,00 €
#5In stockThe Duke Fitness Rowing Machine IR40 is suitable for all home exercisers who just want to move a little bit more. The small rowing machine offers eight manually-adjustable resistance levels and a clear display that shows the most important training values.RRP 515,77 € -20%Now 412,41 €
#6In stockThe Darwin Rowing Machine RM50 is an easy to use rowing machine with a great price-performance ratio. The rowing machine is equipped with a water resitsance system and a higher seat position, which makes getting on and off much easier.RRP 1.032,58 € -20%Now 825,86 €
#7In stockThe Concept2 RowErg with PM5 is one of the most popular rowing machines for club sports. The tried and tested RowErg indoor rower from Concept2 is equipped with the innovative PM5 performance monitor. The Concept2 PM5 monitor offers state-of-the-art functions that are extremely easy to use, thereby vastly increasing the quality of your training.from 1.399,00 €
#8In stockThe Aquastream is an indoor rowing machine with water resistance. However, where other water rowers have an upright tank, the Aqua Stream's tank is on its side. As a result, the rowing experience is more consistent and the equipment is virtually silent. In addition, there is an excellent console with clever programmes, as well as the possibility to connect to an app.RRP 1.756,11 € -11%Now 1.549,39 €
#9In stockThe Taurus Rudergerät Row-X is a first class fitness machine for beginners and professionals, for the fitness room at home or in the gym. The machine has an excellent pull in both high and low training levels thanks to the combined resistance system.1.342,66 €Awarded with the Reddot Award 2018 and the Plus X Award 2017 for high quality, design and user comfort
#10In stockThe new Kettler Regetta 500 rowing machine offers you a fantastatic rowing experience. The Regatta 500 is equipped with a high-quality water resistance system and proves particularly convincing, through balanced as well as joint-friendlyen motion sequence and comprehensive training functions.1.270,31 €
In stockThe ProForm R10 Rowing Machine is characterised by its great training variety, the quiet resistance and the elegant design. The 24 resistance levels enable you to execute an easy to intensive full-body workout.RRP 1.399,00 € -27%Now 1.011,91 €
In stockThe cardiostrong Baltic Rower Pro is a beautifully designed rowing machine with water resistance. The indoor rower is available in two colour variations; other highlights are the long, quiet rails, the comfortable seat and adjustable water resistance, and much much more.1.349,00 €
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Rowing machines have become one of the most popular items of fitness equipment for home use, in gyms as well as in professionally equipped fitness rooms. The reason for the popularity of indoor rowers lies in their versatility: rowing machines offer a varied workout that combines strength and endurance training in an optimal way like hardly any other fitness equipment. Rowing uses an above-average number of muscles, improves posture and strengthens the cardiovascular system in the long term. In short: with a high-quality rower from our rowing machine store, you are buying an excellent training device for a joint-gentle, health-promoting, whole-body workout. Find the rower in our rower buying guide that best fits your individual needs.
Train joint-gently the whole body with a rowing machineHardly any other stamina sport demands so many muscles like rowing. About 80% of the body muscles are trained doing a complete rowing movement: the legs are angled and stretched, the torso is bent and actively leant back, the arms do the rest.
Keeping in mind that not only legs, back and arms are used, but shoulders, abs, and gluteal muscles are activated as well, rowing is meant to be a complete whole-body training. Besides strengthening the muscles, the musculoskeletal system and improving the posture, rowing also trains the cardiovascular system and the stamina. In addition, many persons use a rowing machine to stimulate especially the fat burning. Because many muscle groups are demanded for the course of motion, a rowing machine is considered as a real "calory burn machine".
- Rowing trains about 80% of the muscles
Rowing machine purchase advice - cantilever or cable pull technologyA rowing machine is not a rowing machine. Rowing machines differ mainly in their design. On principle, the rowing machines with are available with cantilever or cable pull system.
Rowing machines with cantilever technologyRowing machines with cantilever technology feature separate left-right-handles. Though it looks like rowing on water, the cantilever models are not very recommendable even for rowing beginners due to their inharmonic courses of motion and unbalanced resistance effects. In addition, the frequently used hydraulic resistance cylinders are quickly worn, so that these rowing machines do not make a lot of fun.
- Left: rowing machine with cantilever / Right: rowing machine with modern cable pull
Rowing machines with cable pull technologyIt's very different for rowing machines with cable pull system. Together with a rolling seat quickly and smoothly sliding over the rails, this construction allows a balanced and long stretched rowing movement is made possible - where a cable pull hand is pulled with both hands.
Resistance system of the rowing machinesThe other big difference between the indoor rowers is the brake system. Besides the already mentioned hydraulic cylinders, the magnetic brake or eddy current brake - like it is often found with other fitness machines like exercise bike or elliptical cross trainer - are really wide-spread as resistance system.
Rowing machines with eddy current brake or magnetic brakeCompared to the magnetic brake, rowing machines with eddy current brake offer an even more precise resistance setting and, in general, a higher maximum resistance. Thus, they are mainly used for the middle or higher price category. The strokes of both brakes systems are considered to be smooth: As measured by the effort, one stroke is similar to the next (for unchanged resistance setting).
Realistic rowing with water resistance
- Nice design and natural water resistance
In contrast to a rowing machine with magnetic brake system, the water wheel principle minimizes the risk to make a wrong setting of the resistance. Another advantage of water as resistance element is that you hear a pleasant babbling for every stroke. Consequently rowing with a water resistance system is noticeably close to the original sport.
Windwheel resistance - more than hot airBesides that there are also rowing machines which work similarly. Here, the brake effect is not regulated by water but by air. A rowing machine with air resistance sytsem also allows smooth and jerk-free strokes. Depending upon the model, the airflow generated with every stroke might refresh the user but also reduce the silence.
Hybride resistance systems offer advantages of air and magnetic system
- Rowing machine with resistance setting on the handle (Taurus RX7)
The rowing machine – Stability and equipmentBesides the brake system, there are further - partially - big differences between rowing machines.
Stable indoor rowers for more intensive workoutsRegarding stability of a rowing machine, the frame design is important. In general, the frame of a rowing machine, where the sliding seat runs ona double rail, is more stable than that with a mono rail. The own weight and the size of the floor space influence the sturdiness and safety. All in all: The more stable a rowing machine, the higher is the maximum weight loadability and the more durable is the machine. Rowing machines with high stability are much safer for intensive training sessions with powerful strokes.
Equipment that makes the training more comfortable
- Training computer with all important training data
Furthermore, some indoor rowers offer a pc interface for direct connection with the computer at home in order to use respective rowing software programmes. That way, i. e., workouts can be analysed more in detail. Depending upon the model, training data can be transmitted from the training computer to a mobile memory device (USB stick). That's very advantageous, when you train elsewhere with a compatible rowing machine, i. e., at the gym, the rehab or on holiday.
Apart from rowing machines with electronic magnetic brake or eddy current brake, the rowing machines with air and water resistance system do not need to be connected to the power supply. Thus these rowing machines are ideal for commercial facilities or home sportsmen, who want to place their rowing machine freely in the living space.
Rowing machines with folding mechanism
- Many rowing machines can be folded up space-efficiently
The advantages of rowing in an overview:
- Rowing demands many muscle groups
- Rowing is an ideal whole-body training for your cardiovascular system or for fat burning
- Rowing offers the perfect combination of strength, stamina, and concentration
- Rowing trains your muscles, your musculoskeletal system, and your posture
- Rowing optimises your performance and balance
- Rowing protects the joints