Indoor rowing provides a complete workout for all of the major muscle groups and is a superb conditioning exercise for competitive and recreational athletes. The same exercise used by Olympic rowers can be used by people of all fitness levels. Indoor rowing is a self-paced and self-powered exercise so it can be done by anybody at an effort level that suits their needs.
For cross-training rowing provides a non-impact alternative that strengthens the muscles used in many sports, with less wear and tear on the body. For sports like running and cycling that mainly stress the lower body, rowing provides upper body conditioning and helps to maintain balance in the opposing muscles. Rowing can also aid flexibility because it works the major muscles through a wide range of motion.
The Concept2 indoor rower provides constant feedback during your workouts and accurately monitors your level of effort. It’s an exercise that can be done anytime of the year which is especially helpful when weather conditions prevent exercising outdoors.