Cardio rowing machine?

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  1. DTR rex

    DTR rex New Member

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    I read recently that the cardio row machine (found in many commercial gyms such as mine) burns more calories than a bike and jogging. I figured I would give this a try since not only will it give me some cardio for my cut which I just started, but it will give my back and shoulders some extra attentino at the same time.

    Does anyone else use this or have anything to say about it from a pro/con perspective?
     
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    I use the rowing machine from time to time. It's a nice change from the usual and does get your biceps and forearms pumped a bit. It does seem to burn a bit more calories then the stationary bike.
     
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    i like to do it, but id like to see you do it at high a burning rate a jogging for as long... it took me a while... i like it for interval type training, when i need to up stamina i rotate that, jope rope, sprints followed by a nice slow long jog
     
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    Maybe i'll just work it in then.

    15min jogging
    20min rowing
    and then sprints to finish off.
     
  5. TheWeasel

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    I usually do something like that. Rowing gets a bit boring it seems and it takes more concentration to do then other cardio cause you have to coordinate the leg and arm motions.
     
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    Jogging burns more calories
     
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    I bought a rowing machine thinking it would be a great way to get in some cardio and help build my upper back.

    It sucks to use for more than 10 minutes. I sold it and now have a treadmill.
     
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