Rowing Machine Introduction

Rowing Machine Introduction

Author: name From: name Modify: Jun. 17, 2020
Aug. 03, 2020

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 

 


Water resistance

Wind resistance

Magnetron

Fan magnetron double resistance

Hydraulic resistance

  Resistance Source

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

Hydraulic

Resistance Adjustment

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

Non adjustable

Ways of Resistance Adjustment

Water volume and speed

Knob at the wind wheel

The Button above the pedal

Same with wind resistance + magnetron

Non adjustable

Resistance

Moderate

Moderate

Weaker

Weaker

Weaker

Noise

60decibel

80decibel

no

80decibel

no

Noise types

Sound of the waves

Wind sound

no

Wind sound

no

Storage method

stand upright

fold

stand upright/fold

fold

no

Occupying Area

0.3

0.9

0.3

0.9

bigger

Material

Solid wood, metal frame

Stainless steel, aluminum alloy

Plastic, aluminum alloy

Stainless steel, aluminum alloy, plastic

metal


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.