Types of Indoor Rowing Machines

If you are thinking of investing in an indoor rowing machine or would just like to know more about them then have a look here.

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There are different styles of rowing machine to choose from, depending on your budget or preference. Rowing machines can work in the following ways:

Hydraulic Resistance
Hydraulic indoor rowing machineThis type is economical, but simulates rowing on water the least.
Hydraulic Resistance:
Hydraulic indoor rowing machine
This type is economical, but simulates rowing on water the least.
Air Resistance
Air resistance indoor rowing machineThis type simulates rowing on the water by using air pressure and a flywheel. With this type of machine the flywheel can be fixed or moving, or the foot plate can be free-moving or fixed. Those machines with moving flywheels or feet allow for greater simulation of the on-water rowing experience.
Air Resistance:
Air resistance indoor rowing machine
This type simulates rowing on the water by using air pressure and a flywheel. With this type of machine the flywheel can be fixed or moving, or the foot plate can be free-moving or fixed. Those machines with moving flywheels or feet allow for greater simulation of the on-water rowing experience.
Water Resistance
Water resistance indoor rowing machineThis type uses water pressure to create resistance.
Water Resistance:
Water resistance indoor rowing machine
This type uses water pressure to create resistance.
Magnetic Resistance
Magnetic resistance indoor rowing machineThis type uses magnetic resistance. They are generally quiet, but do not simulate rowing well.
Magnetic Resistance:
Magnetic resistance indoor rowing machine
This type uses magnetic resistance. They are generally quiet, but do not simulate rowing well.

The difference between a rowing machine and rowing in a boat…

The basic rowing stroke, incorporating safe and effective technique, can be developed in a short period of time. However it can take years to master and refine – just ask those rowers that spend six hours a day, 350 days a year trying to perfect their stroke.

The rowing machine does not require all the technical subtleties required to row on the water. However, whether you are training on a machine for general fitness or to improve your boat speed, the fundamentals of the technique are identical and should be followed to help ensure your rowing experience is more enjoyable and to avoid injury.

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