A sedentary lifestyle is one of the major risk factors for many cardiovascular diseases. Engaging in regular physical activities could protect you from many chronic illnesses. If you are looking for the fitness equipment that would help you boost your cardiovascular health, the Rowbike is for you. This total body fitness machine is designed to increase muscle strength and endurance. As proven by numerous scientific studies, rowing is better than cycling, running, or cross-country skiing when it comes to improving cardiovascular fitness.
Working principle and design
The new Rowbike Crew 2.0 has a sturdy build and is designed to accommodate users between 5ft 2’’ and 6ft 4’’. The bike comes with higher pressure tires that ease movement and maneuvering whenever you’re riding it. There are seven different speeds built in the Rowbike. The different speed levels give you the freedom to up your pace whenever you wish to. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a pro, the Rowbike can always help you meet your workout goals.
At first sight, the Rowbike could pass for a bicycle. This could actually attract you to the equipment, especially if you are a fan of cycling. However, the equipment would help you achieve more than the conventional bicycle can. The Rowbike functions in a similar manner as the traditional rowing machines found in gyms with the major difference lying in its mobility. Unlike conventional bikes, the Rowbike is powered using the upper arm strength. But your lower body isn’t neglected either.
The bike moves when you pull the handlebars with your hands, causing the chain around the cassette to be propelled by the ‘Power Lever’. At the same time, you’ll be pushing with your legs as you make back and forth movements on the bike. Essentially, you have a total body fitness equipment that covers both strength and cardio workouts. The bike comes in 2-wheel and 4-wheel models depending on users’ preferences. The 4-wheel model promises greater balance but comes short when you consider maneuverability.
Useful tips for beginners
- It may take some time before you get used to the steering, you might want to start your workouts on isolated paths.
- The faster you go, the easier it’ll be to keep your balance. You shouldn’t be overly afraid to up your speed.
- Wear a bike helmet before rowing. You could also use other protective equipment you’d normally use when cycling.
- Many people find it difficult to go uphill on the Rowbike. With some practice, however, you should be able to navigate difficult terrains.
Updated 6th May, 2021: You can purchase any of the available models of the Rowbike by placing an order via the official website. The new Rowbike Crew 2.0 costs $US2,495.