The rowing machine is an exact imitation of the sports rowing movements. With the help of simple exercises and various types of pressure on it, you can develop the ideal muscular frame on the legs, buttocks, back, and arms. Training with a constant load correctly uses even dormant muscles. Here, exercises are not based on overcoming their weight, so the simulator is recommended for overweight users, as well as for people with diseases of the knee and ankle joints.

What muscles are engaged?

First of all, the exercise involves the upper body –  shoulders, the back, the chest, and the forearm. Due to the extensive coverage of muscle groups involved in the workout, the calf muscles, the quadriceps muscles of the thigh, the abdominal muscles, the gluteus maximus muscle, and many others will also be engaged in the workout.

In general, the exercising mechanism is similar in principle to a barbell belt squat, which is the main exercise for the development of the muscular back frame. However, this particular machine is seated, so the leg muscles are not engaged. If you approach training systematically and correctly monitor the pressure, you can develop your back and shoulders so that they will look much broader.



  • This simulator helps users build muscle in the middle back, and strengthen hard-to-reach lower lats, biceps, and triceps.
  • Adjustable handgrips that can be moved 4 ways, according to your desired level of resistance. 
  • You can adjust it according to your size and preference; the chest pads are soft to prevent injuries; the extra-thick DuraFirm seat is comfortable and not slippery. 
  • Oillite bronze bushings keep the simulator working lightly at all pivot points; measures 44-by-39-by-54 inches (W x H x D)
  • Includes limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.


  • Doesn’t take up much room, suitable for small living spaces.
  • Fairly reasonable price.
  • Includes warranty.
  • Suitable for people with leg injuries, experienced athletes and beginners.
  • Free shipping with Amazon Prime.


  • Plates and Olympic adaptor sleeves not included in the purchase.


Customers’ reviews:

“I had a kneecap injury a year ago, and it’s kind of been hard for me to rehabilitate. I have to work out somehow, so I thought I’d give this rowing machine a shot. And you know what? I don’t regret it. I’m able to keep my back muscles pumped without having to abuse my legs. Reasonable price too. I’m satisfied.” – Allan, 29.
“I like that the handgrips can be adjusted and I like the way my back feels after a workout. I used to be very lazy, but when my husband bought this I started exercising more.” – Michelle, 36.
“When I first unboxed it I thought I’m never going to construct it! But it turned out to be pretty easy. Nice smooth movements. I got my whole family to work out now! It’s a good buy!” – Ryan, 44.
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