Concept2 Rowing Machines
Concept2 has a huge range of rowing machines available. They vary from the flywheel to hydraulic and even magnetic, with many different alternatives available so you can always find something that helps you to achieve your fitness goals.
Hydraulic Rowing Machines
The hydraulic rowing machine is ideal for those who don't have a lot of space. The tension is created by either air or fluid that is compressed by a piston. This can be adjusted on the rower, however, it doesn't allow you to pull in a straight line. The majority of piston rowing machines stop you from performing a natural rowing motion and therefore you are unable to synchronise your arms and legs together. For this reason, they are better suited to health and fitness enthusiasts as opposed to competitive rowers.
Flywheel Rowing Machines
Flywheel rowing machines by Concept2 offer an experience very similar to that of outdoor rowing. The flywheel generates resistance from the pulling motion and this spins the flywheel and the blades. Wind generated by the blades creates the resistance. Unlike other rowing machines, the force and resistance are generated by the user. The harder you pull; the more resistance is created and the harder it is to pull on your next turn.
The magnetic rowing machine is usually completely silent. It provides an incredibly smooth rowing stroke and it utilises its very own magnetic braking system. It is possible to find rowing machines that combine air rowing with magnetic rowing to give you a more well-rounded experience. Magnetic rowers can be adjusted in terms of the tension and the braking system is what provides the resistance. Unlike the flywheel rowing machine, the magnetic rower does not simulate an outdoor row and therefore is suited to home fitness training, health centres and even gyms.