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There is a lot of gym equipment that may be used to achieve a person’s body or weight goals. However, not all of these are needed. It all depends upon a person’s target area and his or her capabilities. There are other things to consider and it would help a lot if a person is aware of the purpose of these.

Rowing machines are considered to be very effective when it comes to whole body workouts. It requires the effort of both upper and lower body and even requires coordination of these two parts. It may look very simple to some people. It may appear to be just like normal rowing when on a boat. However, there are variations on how it can be used if simple rowing gets too easy for the person.

Look before you leap into the Rowing Machine

There are things that a person should do before actually using this machine. These steps will help a person maximize his or her workout.

Set Resistance. The first thing to do is set the resistance of the Rowing Machine. This identifies how much energy you are willing to spend for each stroke. For first time users, it would be best to start with low resistance. The person can then give it a go and make necessary adjustments. The resistance should be just right. It should not be too low that it would seem effortless for the person and it should not been too high that there will be a lot of difficulties when rowing.

Warm Up. Warm up is important in any kind of exercise. In using this machine, it is important to row in moderate speed for about three to five minutes before going full speed.

Rowing Machine Exercises

Exercising using this machine is very simple. It takes just four easy steps: catch, drive, finish, and recovery.

Catch. This is the starting position for rowing machine exercises. With arms stretched forward, the person will lean forward while bending their knees.

Drive. Drive means pushing the person’s foot forward on the pedals while their back and legs are straight. Then, the person should pull the machine’s handle towards them, directed to their abdomen, until they are leaning back slightly.

Finish. In the finish position, the legs are straight, elbows behind each side, the handles fully stretched, and the person is leaning back.

Recovery. The person should go back to their original position in catch and repeat the whole process.

Rowing Machine Miracle

These exercises will surely help people who are otherwise losing hope in getting the body of their dreams. All that they need is the desire, motivation, inspiration, and perseverance and it will be possible.