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Rowing for a Total Body Workout
One of the great advantages of a row machine is that it uses nearly all the major muscles groups of the body. This qualifies it as providing a total body workout as well as a good cardiorespiratory training regimen.
What are the Muscles Worked With Row Machines
Primary Upper Body Muscles Worked
- Latissimus Dorsi
- Pectoralis Major (Sternal Head)
- Scapular retractors (rhomboids and trapezius)
- Posterior Deltoid
- Biceps brachii
Primary Lower Body Muscles Worked
- Hamstrings (hip flexors)
- Gastrocsoleus complex
- Gluteus Maximus
An Effective Workout Alternative to Treadmills, Cycles, etc.
Because this machine works the major muscles groups of the body, it requires significant oxygen to produce the energy required in rowing and therefore is an effective cardiorespiratory alternative training stimulus to the traditional exercise machines used for cardio. Further, this is the only cardio machine that significantly works an often under trained major muscle of the back, the latissimus dorsi.
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