I am looking for a rowing machine that should be an excellent alternative to the treadmill for total body workout. Can you recommend me the best one based on your experience? Thanks
Can you recommend me the best one based on your experience?
Concept 2-Echo Bike hybrid, nasty.The Concept 2
They definitely own the Rower Market because they have been around so long and it is a very simple, durable piece of equipment.
I owned a Concept 2 for a while and liked it.
Now let look some the differences in the...
One of the benefits of some of the other rowers in the market are...
1) Belt Drive: Many are belt driven compared to the chain drive, like the Concept 2. Belt drive has a smoother feel.
2) Magnetic Brake with Air Resistance: Many of the other combine a Magnetic Brake Resistance with Air Resistance.
The benefit of Brake Resistance is the it provide more initial resistance in the initial pull from the bottom, then the Air Resistance kicks in. That means more resistance is provide through a greater range of the movement.
The Pull-Push Rower
Rowers primarily overload the posterior chain with some loading in the Quads (anterior chain) from driving the the legs into the platform.
One unique Rower provides a Total Body work out; the anterior chain along with the posterior chain.
The Inspire Rower
This rower provides resistance for pulling (the posterior chain) and pushing (the anterior chain).
Some change in the movement in the crank, demonstrated in the video, how to focus more on either, pushing or pulling.
One of the interesting thing that I noted (mentioned in the video) is how dramatically intense the loading of the abs is in the pushing part of the movement.