Rowing is a LOW IMPACT, HIGH CALORIE BURNING, TOTAL BODY WORKOUT. Let’s break that down:
LOW IMPACT: In rowing, there is no pounding, jerking, etc. forced onto the body and joints, just a smooth and consistent amount of resistance – especially with the WaterRowers utilized by Metrow Fit (resistance varies proportional to your intensity). There is no uncomfortable seat or sitting position; rather, the seats are cushioned and the sitting positon is natural and upright promoting good posture. Furthermore, the floor exercises and weighted drills, which are performed on a comfortable workout mat, are easy on the body as they tone and strengthen every inch.
HIGH CALORIE BURNING: According to Harvard a study, no other exercise burns more calories than rowing. The study was published in the Harvard Heart Letter and below is the number of calories burned in 30 minutes by three people of differing body weights:
|Gym Activities||125lbs person||155lbs person||185lbs person|
|Weight Lifting (general):||90||112||133|
|Stretching / Hatha Yoga:||120||149||178|
|Aerobics (low impact):||165||205||244|
|Stair Step Machine:||180||223||266|
|Weight Lifting (vigorous):||180||223||266|
|Bicycling, Stationary (moderate):||210||260||311|
|Rowing, Stationary (moderate):||210||260||311|
|Rowing, Stationary (vigorous):||255||316||377|
TOTAL BODY: Most people think that rowing is all arms. In reality, rowing is approximately 60% Lower Body, 20% Back/Core, and 20% Upper Body. The rowing stroke starts with your body’s strongest muscle group, your legs, then progresses to your back/core muscles, and finishes with your arm muscles. You then return to the start in reverse order before taking your next stroke. See below for more detail. Combine rowing with Metrow Fit’s unique workouts, consisting of floor exercises and weight training, and you’ll discover muscles you never knew you had!