Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Row,Row Row Your Rowing Machine
Not only do rowing machines provide an excellent cardiovascular workout, they also improve muscular endurance in the arms, back, and thights.This makes them the machine of choice for many exercisers. Most rowing machines allow the exerciser to vary her workout intensity by adjusting the angle of the rowing arm and level of rowing resistance.How fast a person rows, as well as the workout length, affects workout intensity.Proper rowing form requires the feet to be fixed on the front part of the machine with the arms, back, and legs contributing to a smooth rowing motion. Start clients at a low intensity and resistance blevel, encouraging about eight to 10 rows a minute to warm up the muscles. After a five to 10 minute warm up, rowing rate should be increased to between 15 and 30 strokes per minute for about 15 to 30 minutes. As a client's fitness level improves, workout intensity gradually is increased.