Three Top Rated Home Rowing Machines in 2014
Are you looking to invest in a brand new top quality rowing machine for your home? If so, the following showcase of ‘the three best indoor rowing machines 2014 for your home’ will definitely be able to help you out. Below, is three excellent rowers that have been carefully selected on the basis of numerous important factors (from how quiet they are to how well loved they are buy long term reviewers i.e owners). You are bound to find the perfect indoor rowing machine.
#1 Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine
Regarded by many, as to the ‘go to’ rowing machine for home use. ‘Concept2’ truly is the Rolls Royce of the rowing machine world and this ‘Model D’ is their most popular rower, being regarded as almost perfect (with a rating of 98% sourced amazon.com, from over 450 reviews). It is an integral machine in a quest for many people to ‘get fit’ and ‘stay fit’.
It provides you with an all-round ultra effective full body cardiovascular workout that will increase both your fitness stamina as well as tone muscles throughout your body. Concept2 pride themselves on just how well built their rowing machines are, having them designed by expert engineers, guaranteeing they last a lifetime (as backed by the warranty they provide). Where this same Model is the one used by Olympians, so it takes the beats and strain of heavy duty training daily.
- LCD Monitor (PM3 or PM4): comes with a centralized performance monitor that details all real time fitness diagnostics and highly accurate read outs (allowing you to keep track of your fitness goals & achievements). It is also being adjustable — so you can place it in an ideal position. You can even play games on it, my personal favorite is the ‘fish run’.
- Flywheel & Drive System: the Concept2 Model D is designed to perfectly mimic ‘actual water’ rowing, hence it responds to every ounce of effort you place into each stroke — thereby effectively acting on the resistance consistently. Moreover, the spiral damper fitted allows you to ‘change the feel of the stroke‘ to something that suits your stroke style. The flywheel also actively keeps the noise to a minimum.
- Ergonomic & Practical Framework: as you can see from the image above, it takes on a low profile so it is easy to get on and off & is also foldable into two pieces of storage with caster wheels attached, so you can wheel it away for easy storage.Furthermore, it has a range of ergonomic designs implemented to keep you fully supported and comfortable throughout the workout: adjustable foot paddles, contoured handle bar, extra padded seats etc.
In all, the Model D is a truly awesome piece of fitness machinery & is at the very, very least worth checking out — especially given its discounted price tag.
#2 WaterRower A1 Home Rowing Machine
The A1 is beautifully hand crafted, being finished with a range of wood types (image below is Ashwood) and is integrated with a ‘water flywheel‘, and just generally makes the prospect of exercise actually quite appealing. You can actually have it so a piece of indoor exercise equipment blends effortlessly into your home — even ‘adding’ a certain something to it.
As said, it is fitted with a water flywheel this means it achieves an almost perfect replication of actual working and because the water tank is entirely enclosed — it is quiet & smooth. Moreover, it is ‘extra quiet’ because the stained honey oak absorbs sound and vibration. The A1 is integrated with a Series 4 performance monitor that gives you all the usual fitness read outs (heart rate etc.).
This indoor rowing machine is truly a beautiful design, the perfect addition for those wanting to get fit but don’t want the machinery ‘ugly-ing up the place’.
Rating: 92% (sourced amazon.com)
#3 Velocity Exercise Magnetic Rower
This rowing machine will chosen based on the excellent ‘value for money factor’ that it brings to the table — a top of the range rowing machine available at just under $650.
It is the CHR-2001 home rowing machine and works on a magnetic resistance system to offer you a very effective and intense workout — all of course whilst in the ‘comfort of your own home’. Specifically, it works on a drum magnetic control system with electronic tension control, so that you can alter the resistance levels — progressively going up them as you get fitter and fitter.
Another standout aspect, is that it is in fact foldable, obviously making it great for those who are a bit tight on space — whereby it can be kept under the bed or in a cupboard somewhere after you are done using it.
All the usual features are involved as well such as an advanced performance monitor (from which you can choose from a range of 12 specialized workout programs), ergonomic seating and designs. A quality, affordable indoor rowing machine.
Rating: 86% (sourced amazon.com)
Which Indoor Rower for Your Home Will You Get?
Each home rowing machine above, has its own unique selling point: the Model D is by far the best from a fitness perspective, whereas the design formalities of the A1 waterrower as the aesthetically aspect and the velocity rower is great from a practical point of view (with it being able to fold up) as well as being a far cheaper option (but can still offer you an intensive and comfortable workout). So which top rated indoor rowing machine will you buy & why (let me know in the comments below)?
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