There are at least four reasons why rowing might be the best form of cardio. A recent article
on DICK'S Sporting Goods "453 and a Half" blog
—which also offers form tips to help you master the exercise in nearly no time—explains that rowing is righteous because:
- Rowing is a full-body killer. More than 85 percent of the muscles in your body are involved in the movement.
- Rowing causes no impact. You get the calorie-torching shred without the ache-inducing and joint-threatening pounding.
- Rowing provides a helpful change for your muscles. Cardio workouts like running and cycling are quad dominant, whereas rowing works your hamstrings and calves—highly important (and often under-appreciated) muscle groups.
- Rowing torches fat. Lots of it.
And that's just the beginning. To learn more about why rowing should be your cardio workout of choice, read "Why You Should Try Rowing for Cardio" on the "453 and a Half" blog. The article includes a form guide for every phase of the movement; benchmark times for you to shoot for during your workout; and advice about what to look for in a good rowing machine. Check it out today.
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