Types of Rowing Machines Explained

Air Rowers – Air rowers are sometimes referred to as flywheel and fan rowers. Air rowers are powered by the resistance of moving a fan against air. The resistance on some rowing machines can be altered by adjusting a damper, such as the Concept 2 range, but on most other air rowing machines the intensity is increased by rowing faster, as you would if you were rowing on water.

Magnetic Rowing Machines – Magnetic rowers are designed to give you a smooth rowing action throughout your workout with the option of selecting variable resistance. They are generally a lot quieter than other types of rowers.

Water Rowers – Water rowers are designed to emulate the dynamics created by a boat in water. Waterrower were the first company to produce the innovative water-based rowing machine in 1988. The Waterrower uses a unique design to create resistance that replicates real rowing much more realistically that most other rowing machines available today.

As you use water resistance when using a water rower, you get a super smooth, realistic action according to Row Flow that gets harder the more your push and the longer you exercise, just like rowing in real life. You’ll also find the build quality to be superb on your water rower.