There are some things to know about rowing machine exercises when working out. The main reason short workouts on a rowing machine are effective is that rowing is a full-body workout. Rowing activates nearly twice the muscle mass of other activities like running and cycling. Here are five things to know when exercising on a rowing machine. 

1. Effective Calorie Burner

Rowing machine exercises are gasoline for stored fat. Ten minutes of a rowing machine workout burns 100-200 calories, depending on your body weight, intensity, and resistance used. 

2. Great For The Heart And Lungs

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If you want something to strengthen your heart and lungs, rowing exercises will improve that.  Depending on the reps, sets, and resistance used for the exercises, you sweat and breathe in more oxygen, making your heart work harder to meet the oxygen demands.

3. Low-Impact And Low-Risk Activity

Rowing exercises are great for people with knee joint pain or arthritis. They are low-impact and easy on the joints. Rowing machine workouts also have a low risk of injuries. Make sure not to add too much resistance because if you start, you need to pace yourself until your strength increases. 

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4.  Great Full-Body Workout 

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If you are looking basic full-body workout, a rowing machine will help your upper back muscles; rowing machine exercises also target your core, chest, biceps, forearms, hamstrings, and quadriceps. 

5.  Helps Build Muscle

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If you are looking to build that muscle and get that lean look, rowing exercise activates your muscles and causes wear and tear. When you rest and sleep, these muscles rebuild themselves stronger and thicker to give you a slim look. It is to help improve upper body strength and increase endurance. It is said that a rowing machine workout allows people with spinal cord injuries to regain muscle strength.

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