Rowing machines are cardio equipment that is used to mimic the actual rowing motion of a boat in the water. They are very useful for low-impact workouts, which can be great for people who are recovering from injuries or are unable to do more conventional forms of cardio training because of joint problems.
Rowing is an excellent cardiovascular exercise, burning calories rapidly and increasing aerobic fitness, which lowers your risk for heart disease. Rowers also build muscle in their back, biceps, and arms.
When you use a rowing machine, you can target all of your upper body muscles without putting too much pressure on the lower back.
All rowing machine workouts involve propelling the machine with your legs, which means you’re engaging the major lower body muscles as well as those in your arms and back.