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Are water rowers good exercise?
Last Updated: 24th January, 2020
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Hereof, which muscles does a rowing machine work?
The rowing machine will work your rhomboids (upper back), latissimus dorsi (mid back at either side of your torso), quadriceps (front of your thighs), hamstrings (back of your thighs), your core muscles and your biceps and forearms. So a pretty good workout.
Beside above, is a rowing machine better than a treadmill? While a rowing machine will work your entire body, a treadmill will focus on your lower body. So a rowing machine has the advantage of giving you a full-body workout, but a treadmill is better for burning the maximum number of calories per hour. Both machines can be used for low-impact exercise.
Accordingly, how effective is a rowing machine for weight loss?
According to Harvard Health, a typical person will burn between 210 and 311 calories per half hour of moderate stationary rowing, depending on your current weight; the higher your weight, the more calories you burn, so you get a boost from the beginning.
Is rowing bad for your back?
“Weak abdominal muscles can cause rowers to overcompensate in the lower spine, which can lead to lower-back pain,” Totton explains. If your back aches while rowing, first focus on improving your posture during the workout. Then, supplement your rowing with exercises that strengthen your core.