Rowing uses the entire body and rowers have the highest METS scores, meaning oxygen uptake. Rowing and cross country skiing are the two exercises that burn the most calories per hour.I have seen rowing on TV. I am kind of interested in rowing as a form of exercise for myself. Can anyone give me any tips? Should I see a trainer at a local gym? What body parts does it strengthen the most?
Rowing is a full body exercise, your lower and upper body are worked equally and it places high demands on your cardiovascular system. Rowing is excellent for building aerobic fitness and muscular endurance. If you try rowing for the first time, our whole body will ache a day later but it is fun and the endorphins will be flowing.
I agree! Rowing is a total body workout. That's what I liked in this sport, aside from the discipline that you'll acquire. It strengthens the lower and upper body. I only tried it once but I am also looking forward to trying it again. I am researching and learning more about it in the meantime.