What should you pay attention to when buying a rowing machine?

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What should you pay attention to when buying a rowing machine?

The right rowing machine can be different for everyone. Your choice depends on your training goals, your training level and your available space at home. In this blog we list a number of points for attention so that you can make the right choice.

The benefits of rowing

With a rowing machine the whole body is trained. A solid workout allows you to train the glutes, legs, back muscles, arms, shoulders and abs. You also work on your stamina and endurance. In short, your entire fitness level increases.

What should I pay attention to when purchasing a rowing machine?


1 The basic conditions

Every rowing machine has a number of training programs and resistance levels. Do you want an extensive range of options to regularly adjust your workout or do you find a limited number of resistances and programs sufficient? The specifications often clearly describe how many programs and resistances a rowing machine has. Rowing machines with more options are often a bit more expensive.

3. Types of rails
3. Types of rails
You can choose between two types of rails for a rowing machine.
Single rail rowing machines
A rowing machine with a single rail – or monorail – - has one rail that the seat moves over when you row. If your balance isn't that good, there is a chance that you will wobble a bit.
A rowing machine with a double rail has two rails on which the seat slides back and forth. This gives you more stability and you train more comfortably.


4 The seat height, step height and training weight

Not every rowing machine has the same seat height. Look carefully at the seat height in the specifications, especially if you are a bit taller, to prevent the height from being incorrect and you having to train at the wrong height. This also applies to the user weight: look carefully in the specifications up to which weight you can use the rowing machine in connection with the safety of workouts. The entry is also important. Do you have physical complaints or are you rehabilitating? Then a high entry is more pleasant because you do not have to bend over. It is also often nicer that you sit a little higher off the ground.

5. Storage features

How much space do you have at home? Do you have a lot of space at home and can the rowing machine always remain standing or are you able to roll it into a corner using the transport wheels? Or do you have less space and are you looking for a more compact rowing machine, or even a rowing machine that you can fold up?

6. Bluetooth and other extra features

Do you want to train accurately, adapted to your body characteristics such as weight, height and heart rate during workouts? With bluetooth you can connect apps such as Tunturi Routes and a heart rate monitor to the rowing machine to monitor your progress and compare your training results with previous workouts. Do you find it uncomfortable to adjust the resistance manually or via the monitor while rowing? The Tunturi Performance R60 has quick keys integrated directly into the rowing handle.

Do you also want to row indoors? We have various rowing machines that will make your workout a success!


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