FITFACT on Rowers
Rowing burns calories rapidly. Using a rower is an endurance exercise that increases heart function and uses carbohydrates to provide the energy required to exercise. Keeping the tension at a low level allows you to maintain a high rate of speed with little resistance in order to reach and maintain an aerobic state which improves lung, heart and circulation systems. Rowing uses virtually every major muscle group in your body with little pressure on the joints. They also use upper-body muscles, strengthening the back, shoulders and arms.