Rowing equipment, also called rowing machine, is a good aerobic exercise and is suitable for fitness enthusiasts of all ages and weights. Moreover, the use of a rowing machine for exercise has a low risk of injury and a good effect of reducing fat. The rowing machine is a kind of aerobic equipment that simulates rowing. It has a good effect on muscle strengthening of the legs, waist, upper limbs, chest and back, especially fitness equipment designed for the muscles of the arms, back and abdomen. When rowing, every stroke of flexion and extension can exercise about 90% of the extensor muscles. Therefore, it is really beneficial to the extensor muscles that hardly participate in any exercise. At the same time, it also has a significant effect on exercising the back muscles, allowing the spine to have a greater range of motion in the forward and backward extension of the body, so that each joint of the spine can be exercised. This not only improves muscle elasticity, but also enhances its toughness.
1. Types of rowing machine:
According to the type of resistance, there are roughly 5 types of rower on the market: water rower, wind rower,magnetron rower, fan magnetic rower, hydraulic resistance rower
Fan magnetron double resistance
When the water slurry rotates, it comes into contact with the water and produces resistance.
When the wind wheel rotates, the size of the air outlet is limited, and the air cannot be exhausted, resulting in resistance.
Movement resistance between the internal magnet and the flywheel.
wind resistance + magnetron
The more water, the greater the resistance.
The faster the speed, the greater the resistance
The smaller the air outlet, the greater the resistance
The closer the magnet is to the flywheel, the greater the resistance.
Same with wind resistance + magnetron
Ways of Resistance Adjustment
Water volume and speed
Knob at the wind wheel
The Button above the pedal
Same with wind resistance + magnetron
Sound of the waves
Solid wood, metal frame
Stainless steel, aluminum alloy
Plastic, aluminum alloy
Stainless steel, aluminum alloy, plastic
2. Advantages and disadvantages of aerobic rower
1). Magnetron rower
This type of rowing machine uses a magnetic field as the medium to transfer torque to control the flywheel. The sound is the smallest, has a multi-stage resistance adjustment function, has a heart rate monitoring function, and can be folded. It is very suitable for home use and primary fitness people.
Advantages: Since the magnetron does not produce friction, it has low friction, low resistance, low noise and relatively low price when rowing.
Disadvantages: The resistance experience is poor, and there is no other kind of reality in the effect of simulating boating.
2). Wind rower
The wind rower machine has the largest relative area. Due to the use of fan blades to increase the resistance, there is a certain amount of noise, and the harder the force, the greater the resistance. It is favored by many professional fitness enthusiasts, and more professional rowers use it.
The principle of the wind resistance type is to use the spiral resistance to control the air flow to achieve the choice of different resistance levels. Users can choose smooth fast or slow gravity according to their own situation.
Advantages: high resistance, very suitable for fitness enthusiasts, professional rowing and other professionals.
Disadvantages: The noise will be relatively loud due to the constant rotation of the flywheel during the stroke.
3). Water resistance rowing device
Those who have seen the American TV series House of Cards know that the rowing machine inside is water-resistant rower. The water-resistant rowing machine is the most realistic simulation of the four types of rowing devices. The more water, the greater the resistance. There is water noise when used, so It is the rowing machine that most highly simulates real rowing.
The principle of the water resistance type is the water resistance produced by a paddle rotating in a closed water tank.
Advantages: The workmanship is very sophisticated, the rowing track is long during exercise, the sound of water can be heard, and the boating is more realistic. At present, there are smart water resistance rowing devices on the market, which increase the real-time function and further enhance the sense of reality. JinAo water resistance rower is an intelligent rowing device. Jinao water resistance rowing device has water resistance wooden rowing device and metal water resistance rowing device. The track has single track and double track.
Disadvantages: the maintenance of the water tank system is troublesome and the water needs to be changed. Generally speaking, it is changed every three months in summer and every six months in winter. The water tank also needs regular cleaning.
3. How to choose a rowing machine that suits you:
For homes, offices, fitness studios, and other high-end places, water rower machines are recommended. Because it does not affect others, it occupies a small area when storing, the boating is full of realism, and the wooden frame is relatively high-quality.
If it is a professional rowing team, commercial gymnasium, wind rower or fan magnetron rowing machine is recommended. Because it can withstand long-term use of 8 hours or more a day, and can withstand greater weight.
If you are in an outdoor environment for a long time, a hydraulic resistance rower is recommended.
If you want to buy a cheaper one with low resistance requirements, you can choose a magnetron rower.