Here’s our review of the WaterRower Natural Rowing Machine. As you know, rowing is a method of exercising that gives you a ton of cardiovascular benefits. It elevates your heart rate, which in turn helps you burn calories and lose unwanted pounds and trim off fat.
Not only does it give you a full body workout, but the exercise is very low impact, so it’s a great way to exercise for practically any user. It used to be that if you weren’t part of a rowing team, you wouldn’t have access to the exercising power of rowing.
But now, thanks to the WaterRower Natural Rowing Machine, you can. This is an exercise machine that has a water flywheel. What that means is that when you use it, you feel like you’re rowing through water and you get that same type of resistance.
When you’re rowing through water, as the paddle goes in, the water is pushing back against it. It’s the water weight that helps rowers build muscle and get the toned muscles that they seek.
When you’re rowing in actual water, you also have the weight resistance of the boat that you’re in. So the water, combined with the boat pull, really works out the muscles. The WaterRower machine is built in such a way that it combines that same water and boat resistance.
There are different levels of intensity with the machine based on how hard you end up rowing. The more intensity that you have when using the rower, the more challenging the workout will end up being and the greater toning you’ll experience.
You end up with a great, complete workout. Using the machine works out the muscles in your upper and lower body – plus, it’s a great core workout. While you’re exercising, the machine will keep a record of the level of difficulty of your routine.
It will keep up with how many strokes you’re completing as well as what your heart rate is during use. While many machines can burn up to 500 calories in an hour, the rower has the capability, depending on your workout intensity, of burning up more than 1,000 calories in just one hour.
It offers a quick start function and has the ability to store your previous workouts. You won’t have to worry about noise, either – because thanks to the way the machine is built, it doesn’t project noise.
The WaterRower is great to use for anyone who needs to find a low impact way of exercising, because rowing isn’t hard on the joints. The machine is a bit on the heavy side at 117 pounds, but it can be easily be stored when it’s not in use.