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rowing machines

Posted by jankey (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 4, 07 at 8:56

I use an elliptical every day but need to work on my upper body flab and have heard that the rower would be good for that. Would appreciate any advice and recommendations on brands, models, etc. Thanks. Jan

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RE: rowing machines

Have you thought of doing weight training for your upper body?
We have a Bowflex for that.
We used to have a Walton Rowbicisizer, but they don't make them any more. It was a great rowing machine, just like real rowing on a scull. There might be some used ones around. I don't know about any of the current types.

RE: rowing machines

I think a bowflex-type machine would be the answer instead of having several machines. The plan now is to wait for several months and look for a used 'Christmas present' after the new has worn off.
Thanks for your advice. Jan

RE: rowing machines

You're welcome. Get on their website and look at all their models to see which you want. Their newer one is nice, because you don't have to stop to change the cables every time you want to switch exercises and do them with a different weight. I don't remember exactly how it works, though. I need to go to their showroom and see the difference.
They come up used in the paper all times of the year around here. Check your local Craigs list too. By the way, you can do a rowing type exercise on it, but it's not as good as a separate rower. Enjoy!

RE: rowing machines

Hi jankey, you might want to look into the different types of rowing machines, there are: air rowing machines, water rowing machines, gym rowing machines, and home rowing machines. Different types work for different purposes.

Here is a link that might be useful: Rowing Machine Guide

RE: rowing machines

Thanks for all the advice and info. I bought the Hot Cross Buns exerciser and will have to stay with that for now. It does work the arms a bit, as well as the legs, and -- it hurts!! so it must be doing some good.

RE: rowing machines

A machine that you do 'fast' is cardio.... You gotta do machines that are for specific muscle groups and that you do 'slowly' to build muscles. Otherwise , eat less and the fat will disappear.

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