Rowing Machine, Ergometer Description
A rowing machine, or ergometer, simulates the movement which occurs while rowing a boat. A sliding seat allows you to use your upper body and legs to push and pull on the handlebars in a rowing motion. Rowing machines provide aerobic conditioning as well as some resistance training benefits. This activity provides excellent conditioning for many sports, especially sculling. Proper form is required to help prevent injury, especially to the back.
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Rowing Machine, Ergometer Sport-specific applications
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Muscle groups used
Primary muscles: quadriceps, upper back (latissimus dorsi, rhomboids, trapezius, posterior deltoid) and rotator cuff muscles Assistance muscles: hamstrings, gluteal muscles, biceps, forearms, lower back (erector spinae), triceps, chest and calves
Approximately 0.06 Calories per minute per pound of body weight
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