How The Muscles Perform While Rowing


The rowing machines are a versatile tool to get a great figure and we all know that it offers whole body workout. The rowing machine is good for your upper body muscles and lower body muscles. It is helpful in burning calories and effective to lose weight. It improves your cardiovascular fitness and builds your muscles also. It is ideal exercise equipment for all ages that does not put strain on your joints. It is more effective and works on major muscles group on your body.

1. Leg Muscles

When you row, the leg muscles play a more important role. While rowing, you just need to start the stroke with powerful leg push because mostly the work is done by leg. When you focus on your legs, you also focus on to extend the knees and hips also. The gluteus maximus, quadriceps and hamstrings muscles found in your leg muscles and worked during the actions of rowing motions.  To get the most from using a rowing machine you just make sure that you are following the good technique in a correct order.

2. Arm Muscles

The deltoid muscles also work during the rowing motion especially when you release the handlebars. These are the shoulder muscles that have a contact to humerus, collar bone and shoulder blade and play an important role in the movement of your arm. When you pull the handle towards your body, the triceps will perform well. The muscles that are located in front of your upper arm are known as biceps and are used when you bend your arms and pull the handlebar towards you.

3. Hip Muscles

The muscles that are located on the front of your hips are known as iliopsoas. Sliding forward is efficient to perform another movement that is basically the momentum from driving your arms onward and the contraction of hip flexor muscles and hamstring. The hamstring bond to bend your knees and adds the forward momentum.

4. Back Muscles

Latissimus Dorsi covered by the trapezius muscle and also covered the mid to lower back area. When your arms are extended and you release the tension of the handlebar of indoor rowing machine happen to be controlled by this muscle. There is another muscle that is known as trapezius and performs when you pull back on the handlebars. This muscle is so efficient in controlling the neck and shoulder blades. Rhomboids muscle provides the full support to trapezius muscle in pulling back the shoulder.

5. Core Muscles

Erector spinae and obliques muscles are also very important. The erector spinae muscle is significant to your lower back and works efficiently when you bend and straighten your back as well as when your legs bend and push. The oblique muscles are located on the side of midsection and perform their action when you stabilize your body. The full body workout also works on your abdominal muscle and your abs are constantly used when you move your body forward and straighten up.