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ROWING MACHINES
In contrast to the rows of treadmills, stair climbers, and elliptical trainers that are often present in health clubs, rowing machines typically take up only a couple spots, if any at all.  The reason has nothing to do with effectiveness, but rather their unfamiliarity to the majority of users.  Rowing machines require more skill to use and as a result, are often perceived as difficult to learn.  They have also had a reputation as being bad for your back.  You can avoid this by correctly initiating the movement from your legs and buttocks.

There are bikes, treadmills, ellipticals and climbers that attempt to be total body workouts but rowing machines are by far the most effective total body workout.  Rowing machines engage the large muscles of the upper and lower body, making it effective for raising and sustaining your target heart rate.  Rowing is also a non-weight bearing and non-impact exercise making it an excellent alternative for individuals both with and without limitations.  While a rowing machine may not be the first choice for most individuals, it is an excellent way to achieve an intermediate to advanced total-body aerobic workout.