How hard does a rowing machine work your muscles?
I'm now three months into rowing, bought myself a WaterRower, it's a beautiful thing.
I always felt quite undeveloped in upper body area. I do a lot of walking so I never felt desire for running, but rowing, that seemed perfect to me.
After 3 months my posture is much better, slowly the belly fat is turning into muscles, and I feel much lighter, although I didn't lose a single gram of weight. It's quite incredible.
I'm 205cm tall, so body flexibility was always an issue for me, but after 3 months of rowing that improved dramatically as well.
I row mostly 5K per day, with decent intensity of 1:55 per 500m, and my plan is to do so entire year, to see what kind of result I can achieve.
But so far, this is the best sport I have ever tried.