Rowers burn major calories while also offering a full-body workout, making them one of the most efficient exercise machines you will come across in a gym.
The primary muscles worked during a row are the quadriceps, hamstrings and gluteals, but the shoulders, back and arms also get in on the action. Rowing is also great for your core because the abdominals are engaged throughout the entire motion. Because the rowing machine is a low-impact exercise, it’s a great option for those with joint issues.
Using a rowing machine will also provide an endurance exercise that increases your heart function and uses up carbohydrates to provide the energy required to exercise. Keeping the rowing machine tension at a low level allows you to maintain a high rate of speed with little resistance, which in turn helps you reach and maintain an aerobic state.