There are very few physical activities that can burn up to 1,200 calories an hour and work your calves, quads, hamstrings, glutes, abs, obliques, pecs, biceps, triceps, deltoids, upper back, and lats all at the same time. Rowing can! Alas, if you are nowhere near a body of water, or can’t afford a proper rowing boat, step off your stationary bike or treadmill, and get into a rowing machine, preferably the WaterRower, designed by Yale and US National Team rower John Duke.
Why WaterRower? Firstly, because it is a perfect exercise machine. It works 84% of muscles in your body, and burns more calories than most of the popular aerobic exercises. Secondly, it virtually has no impact on your joints, and since you are sitting down when exercising, the risk of injury is almost non-existent. Thirdly, have you ever seen a slouching rower? No, of course not. Rowing is guaranteed to give you a good posture.
WaterRower rowing machine, produced by the eponymous company from Rhode Island, U.S., is handcrafted from the finest woods of the Appalachian Mountain region – solid Ash and stained Honey Oak. However, the manufacturer uses only verified sustainable hardwoods from this mountain region where planting rates exceed harvest rates by an average multiple of 2.29.
WaterRower is also unique because of its WaterFlywheel. The manufacturer says that “the WaterFlywheel has been designed to reproduce the precise physical dynamics of a moving boat; the surest way to replicate the physiological benefits and aesthetic pleasure of rowing.”
Before you start rowing, you will need to fill the WaterRower’s tank with water. Bear in mind that the amount of water you put in the tank simulates the weight of the boat and crew. More water in the tank, heavier the boat and the crew.
If you are wondering whether you have enough room in your home for one of these fantastic exercising machines, here are the dimensions – when in use, WaterRower is 209 cm (82.25”) long, 57 cm wide (22.25”), and 51 cm (20”) high. It weighs 30.5 kg (66.5 lbs) when dry, and 47 kg (103.5 lb) with 17 litres of water.
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