Using a rowing machine is an excellent way to stay in shape as it works all the major muscles as well as having obvious cardiovascular benefits. The rowing motion makes it a low impact activity and as long as you follow guidance about how to use machines, they will be suitable for people of all ages and fitness.
Good quality rowing machines are also comparatively cheap, making them a good option for anybody on a budget who still wants to invest in some excellent aerobic activity. Existing lower back injuries might be aggravated with a rowing machine so it's always advisable to try one out at a gym first to check that you going to be compatible with regular use before considering buying a second hand rowing machine for sale yourself.
Rowing is fantastic way to ensure overall muscle management as it uses over 80% of all muscles in the body. As it also exercises many of your joints at the same time, a used rowing machine for sale is good for weight loss and cardio fitness as well as muscle toning. Rowing machines are also great for building strength and endurance and are equally useful for competitive athletes and people recuperating from injury.
There are three main types of second hand rowing machines for sale. Firstly, Air Rowers, or flywheel. Fan blades cause the flywheel to spin and resistance is altered by the strength the pulling motion you are exerting on the machine.
Water Rowers emulate the conditions of a boat in water and a therefore great if you are training to actually row on water. Magnetic rowers offer the smoothest resistance and usually have the most choice in terms of resistance settings. These are the rowing machines that are most commonly found in gyms.
The standard of construction is important when looking at second hand rowing machines for sale. All-metal builds with aluminium seat rails are generally the best. The braking system is crucial. Air Rowers can sometimes be a little noisy. Magnetic Rowers are generally the quietest. It is a good idea to get information about the settings and programmes available with the console (if there is one) and how easy is it to use.
Other key things to consider are the oar grip and whether the footplate is adjustable. Think about storage too. As home gym equipment goes, used rowing machines for sale are fairly compact but some can be stored in an upright position, which is useful if space is at a premium in your home.
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