DKN R-500 Rowing Machine View

DKN R-500 Rowing Machine

Air-magnetic resistance, a 12kg (26.4lbs) flywheel and a high seat position come together on this quality machine to mean you row incredibly smoothly and naturally. The rower works quietly and is very strong thanks to its innovative aluminium design and construction. The LCD display is clear and shows feedback on your session and there are some great workout programmes and features such as user profiles and a folding system to ensure a top experience on this great machine.

York Excel 310 Folding Rowing Machine View

York Excel 310 Folding Rowing Machine

The York Excel 310 folding rowing machine offers an extremely effective form of exercise. It strengthens the heart, improves circulation and exercises all the major muscle groups - back, waist, arms, shoulders, hips and legs. With 16 levels of computer controlled magnetic resistance and 6kg (13 lbs) flywheel the rowing machine ensures smooth and comfortable workouts. Additionally, it features multi-functional 5.75” LCD console which provides feedback on crucial workout statistics such as time, SPM, distance, calories, strokes, recovery calendar, temperature and clock. The rower’s software offers 24 programmes (including 4 HRC, 1 user and 1 race). To monitor the body, accurate heart rate measurement can be achieved with the built-in wireless heart rate receiver (chest strap optional).

NordicTrack RX800 Rowing Machine View

NordicTrack RX800 Rowing Machine

Great for strengthening the core and working your upper and lower body, the NordicTrack RX800 rowing machine is a robust and durable piece of equipment with an inertia enhanced flywheel delivering smooth performance. Thanks to adjustable air resistance, you can quickly increase workout intensity and there are 21 challenging programmes designed by a certified personal trainer to let you enjoy effective total-body workouts ensuring rapid calorie burn. With an oversized steel seat rail and a crystal-clear LCD display with an adjustable angle, the machine is suitable even for the tallest rowing enthusiasts. Plus, to help you free up precious floor space, the rower offers SpaceSaver™ design and front mounted transport wheels.

ProForm 440R Rowing Machine View

ProForm 440R Rowing Machine

The ProForm 440R rowing machine works all the major muscle groups in your body and has been designed to combine the benefits of strength training and cardio workout. Quiet operation and a solid feel are ensured by its inertia enhanced flywheel, whereas 8 levels of manually controlled magnetic resistance allow for varying workout intensity. Check your progress on a large, easy-to-read LCD screen showing live feedback on crucial workout data and use the integrated low pulley station enabling you to perform standing exercises. The machine offers an ergonomic design to let you find a perfect rowing position and features a cushioned, adjustable seat, a non-slip handle and oversized pivoting pedals with adjustable straps for a customised fit. This robust machine is ideal for small living spaces thanks to its SpaceSaver® folding design.

Viavito Sumi Folding Rowing Machine View

Viavito Sumi Folding Rowing Machine

Row in comfort and enjoy the smoothness provided by the 7kg (15.4lbs) flywheel, the commercial-quality rollers and the 4-roller system. This combination means you will be rowing fluidly with alterable intensity thanks to the 10 levels of magnetic resistance which are controlled manually. The ergonomic seat is comfortable, the foot pedals are large and the machine is foldable so you can store it space-efficiently. The LCD display provides you with your time, distance, calories, stroke count and strokes per minute data.


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Rowing Machines

Rowing machines (AKA ergometers) have come a long way since the early models that appeared in the mid 1800’s. Nowadays rowers are popular and highly effective fitness tools that have plenty of benefits. If you’re considering buying a rowing machine then read on to find out more about what a rower can do for you and what to consider before you buy.


Why should I buy a rowing machine?


If you’re serious about exercising and training they’re actually a great investment because of the huge variety of muscle and range of movement their use involves. When you row effectively you generate power through your legs, transfer it through the torso and on to your arms.

Rowing will help you lose weight, burning calories efficiently, and build up the strength and toning in both your lower and upper body muscles as well as your core. Plus it’s a cardiovascular activity so it will get your heart pumping and test and improve your endurance.

What’s more, rowing machines are low impact, meaning there is minimal stress on your joints as you engage your whole body. It is worth, however, brushing up on your rowing technique as having the correct technique will ensure you don’t put strain on your knees and back.


So how do I go about choosing my new rowing machine?


The main thing to think about is the type of resistance you want, with resistance being probably the the biggest deciding factor when it comes to selecting an indoor rower. Here’s what you’ve got to choose from:

Air resistance – resistance is created by a finned flywheel which sucks in air as you row. As you increase your speed the flywheel spins faster and you increase the resistance. Air rowers are very popular and the rowing motion tends to feel pretty good, especially on air-magnetic rowers which give you the best of both types.

Magnetic resistance – magnets around the flywheel make the resistance which you can adjust usually via up/down controls on the machine’s console. This is a big advantage as it means you can perform computer-controlled and heart-rate controlled workouts which aren’t possible on other types of rower. Another big plus is that they operate almost silently, there’s no moving air or water, so you won’t disturb other members of the household during morning rowing sessions!

Water resistance – uses a paddle inside a tank filled with water to provide resistance. Like with the air rower, intensity is increased simply by rowing faster, or also by adjusting the water level. With the resistance coming from water, they are fairly quiet and you get a pretty authentic rowing experience with the feel and sound.

Hydraulic resistance – these rowers have air or fluid filled cylinders which you pull against, with resistance typically adjusted using a lever. You compromise on rowing replication a little but save on cost as they are usually the least expensive type of rower.


So how much do rowing machines cost?


Rowers are one of the most cost-effective fitness machines: you can pick up a hydraulic rowing machine for under £100! Magnetic and air rowers are normally found in the £200 to £700 range with water rowers usually costing more than this.

Spending more doesn’t necessarily guarantee a better machine, but generally speaking you’ll find increases in flywheel weight, resistance levels, workout programs and so on as the price goes up.

It’s worth thinking about what you want from your rower, how often you’ll use it, how hard you want to train and what features you’d like it to have as this will give you a good idea of what you should expect to spend.


Can I store my new rower when I’m not using it?


Yes absolutely! Lots of rowing machines nowadays are foldable, with a folding mechanism that lifts the rail up into the vertical position. If you’ve got plenty of room at home then this isn’t a concern, but it is a useful feature as rowers can be quite long. Once you’ve folded the rail up, the amount of floor space taken is drastically reduced, making folding rowing machines very space efficient. Also, by nature most rowers are pretty light so if you did need to move it you could.


How will my new rowing machine be delivered?

And why should I buy from Sweatband.com?


We’ve got years of experience selling and delivering rowing and other fitness machines to customers. You’ll find full delivery details in the delivery section on each product’s page, but depending on the rower’s weight we’ll use a number of services including specialist 2-man teams to get your new rower to you fast, efficiently and free of charge (UK mainland and lower Scotland) at a date that’s convenient for you.

And in the unfortunate event that something goes wrong, we have a full customer service and after sales department on hand to help you out, not leaving you to deal with couriers or manufacturers like many other retailers do.

We offer really competitive prices and only sell quality machines that we think our customers will love.

If you do have any questions when browsing for your new home rowing machine then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and one of our expert advisors will gladly help and advise you.

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