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Type: Cardio Main Muscle Worked: Quadriceps Other Muscles: Biceps, Calves, Glutes, Hamstrings, Lower Back, Middle Back Equipment: Machine Mechanics Type: N/A Level: Intermediate Location: Sport: NoForce: N/A
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Main Muscle: Quadriceps

  1. To begin, seat yourself on the rower. Make sure that your heels are resting comfortably against the base of the foot pedals and that the straps are secured. Select the program that you wish to use, if applicable. Sit up straight and bend forward at the hips.
  2. There are three phases of movement when using a rower. The first phase is when you come forward on the rower. Your knees are bent and against your chest. Your upper body is leaning slightly forward while still maintaining good posture. Next, push against the foot pedals and extend your legs while bringing your hands to your upper abdominal area, squeezing your shoulders back as you do so. To avoid straining your back, use primarily your leg and hip muscles.
  3. The recovery phase simply involves straightening your arms, bending the knees, and bringing your body forward again as you transition back into the first phase.

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Jun 17, 2015 5:11 PM: It's hard (at least for me), but let your legs do the bulk of the work. The core and arm work will come naturally with the stroke.

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Jun 6, 2015 12:08 AM: What the hell is this guy doing? Why is he pulling it so low towards him?
Awful technique all wrong.

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May 11, 2015 4:55 AM: My favourite cardio

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Apr 27, 2015 6:11 AM: I'm an ex-rower of a couple of the biggest clubs in the country. The technique in the video is about 25% correct. Also, under 'Other Muscles,' Lower Back you don't really use and your Upper Back is a major part.

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Mar 2, 2015 8:09 PM: Rowing is a Full Body Sports and enjoy doing it both on the Concept 2 Rowing Ergometer and Rowing Skull on the Water, both are different experience all together. If anybody wants to get started with Rowing on the Ergometer, please watch the video to get the correct procedure to Row, doing it incorrectly...+See More

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Feb 4, 2015 2:02 PM: Really good cardio exercise!

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Aug 25, 2014 3:22 PM: Great form of cardio, I like to do 5-10 min as a warmup for back and/or leg days.

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Jul 23, 2014 2:16 PM: I played the fish game for 4 mins as my warm up.

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Feb 20, 2014 9:00 PM: Great cardio! Love rowing!

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Oct 26, 2013 9:06 AM: my favourite cardio

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