We all dream about the starry night, rowing the boat in calm waters with camp on the shore. As written in novels, rowing a boat in blue waters does sounds romantic and away from hustle bustle of city life but if we tell you it is a great exercise to lose your pounds? That’s definitely a treat. Rowing is considered as a calming sport in many countries.
Rowing, if done with perfect technique it ensures various physical benefits. It increases strength and power. Its benefits in weight lose are so high that gyms incorporate them in their schedule and rowing machines have got a place in those gyms.
Here are the benefits which makes rowing a great workout exercise for weight loss-
Burns calories- Rowing is an aerobic exercise. It concentrates on every muscles of the body especially the upper body. With a single session of rowing, one can burn up to 650 calories. It helps in shedding off the extra tons of your belly giving you the perfect toned up body.
Improves cardio-respiratory system- Rowing involves great exercise for lungs which further enhances its ability in proper supply of oxygen in the body via blood. It also enables proper blood coordination and improves your metabolism. Experts advise a session of 30 minutes steady exercise or 10 minutes high intense exercise on a boat or rowing machine for workout regime.
Reduces risks of chronic diseases- As rowing ensures proper blood coordination in the body, enhancing the cardio-respiratory system and reduces the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, lowers cholesterol levels and keeps a check on blood pressure.
Improves muscle strength- Rowing helps in building and improving muscle strength in one’s body. The major areas of concern of rower are the quadriceps and front thigh muscles. Thus, the strong these muscles are the more efficiently one can perform jogging, kickboxing etc. Rowing elongates and builds those muscles enabling high power leg movements.
Acts as a stress reliever- Along with helping you to lose pounds and improving your endurance it also acts as a stress reliever. One can incorporate it on their workout schedule and can have a bit ‘me time’ from the hectic urban lifestyle.
Enhances muscle mobility- Rowing concerns many muscles of the body without straining them. It is highly beneficial for those suffering from arthritis and osteoporosis. This exercise involves body movements of various parts which further elongates the body muscles proving flexibility.
A full body workout- Rowing includes a workout concerning biceps, lower and middle back, calves, hamstrings and gluteus muscles. Thus, it provides a complete body workout concerning on all fat muscles, burning the calories and building up muscle strength. It is a low impact aerobic exercise with yield high results in weigh lose and giving you a perfect toned up body frame.
Thus, rowing is an excellent high yielding exercise, which helps you to flush out your extra pounds and say hello to a firmer, stronger and healthier body.