cheap rowing machines review buying guide workout 2017

5 Best but Cheap Rowing Machines

Best but Cheap Rowing Machines

Rowing Machines are quite expensive, and can easily go up to 4000$. After many inquiries from different readers, we have made our research and come up with this list of Cheap Rowing Machines. Many professional trainers now use rowing machines has part of their workout. It has proven to be extremly beneficial for all type of athletes ranging from beginners looking to loose weight to professional athletes looking to build strength and resistance..

Even if everyone always knew that rowing was amazing exercise, these types of machines weren’t so popular. But it all changed about 5 years ago when we all saw Frank Underwood row in his basement in [almost all] episodes of House of cards. Since the Netflix show made it’s debut in 2013,  the sales of indoor rowing machines have picked up greatly.

Now, as you already know, there are plenty of different cheap rowing machines on the market. So as always at Workout and supplements, we went out and tried different types of good but cheap rowing machines and made a list of the best one’s currently available on the market.

What do we mean by “Cheap Rowing Machines”

What we tried to do with this article was to point our amazingly good rowing machines for the price. Our goal is never to have you buy cheaply made apparel just to save money but rather to make sure you don’t get caught up in poor branding marketing and end up buying an average product at an insanly expensive price just because it has a knwon brand name on it.

The rowing machines in this list range from around 400$ to 1500$ , at this point it’s up to you to be honnest and ask yourself how often will you use it. If the answer is “a couple time a months” than the 500$ one will do just fine. Though if you are serious about getting in shape and reaching new levels, buying a more expensive and performant one would be a good choice.

Like in anything in life, having the right tools is key. So ask yourself how will you use your rowing machine and make a decision in consequence. Again, understand that these machines are all great product and that we used the terminology “cheap rowing machines” to point out that we tested what we taught we’re the best and less expensive machines on the market.

Without any further notice here is the list of the;

Review of the Best but Cheap Rowing Machines

Body Trac Glider 1050

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One of the cheapest on the market, still a good buy for your buck.  If you are starting out, and are not sure if you’ll keep up with your workout calendar, don’t spend too much and get this one.  Definitely not the best one, but will do the job for beginners.

Attributes

  • Compact machine & easy to use
  • Adjustable resistance
  • Monitors everything needed from time, strokes and calories
  • Strong Construction
  • Folds easily

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Stamina X Air Power

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Probably the best machine under 500$ on the market right now. The red frame gives it a great look that won’t make you ashamed to leave it standing in the middle of the room. We believe that if you let it there in the middle of the room, you will be more inclined to get on it and start working out. If you hide it under the bed you’ll most probably forget about it.  Even if it’s just for 15 minutes, get on it and row. Great for experts and people looking to push the machine to the limit. At that price, we can say with ease that it’s the best of the “cheap rowing machines”, since it’s known to be durable and his under 500$.

Attributes

  • Great look
  • Air resistance
  • Steel frame, extremely durable
  • Soft paddle handling
  • Easy storage with built-in wheels

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S4 Wooden WaterRower Club

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How can we say this – this “not so cheap rowing machine” is LA CREME DE LA CREME. Maybe even the Cadillac of cheap rowing exercise machines. Just like the red Stamina X, this is the type of machine you keep out at all time to show friends and family that you are for real in this workout business.  This is similar to the one in House of Cards that we talked about earlier.

This machine has been handcrafted by the best of them and as a black and rose finish. It has been specifically designed to emulate the exact same movement as if you were in the water.

Attributes

  • Best look [ever maybe]
  • Handcrafted and made from real wood
  • Replicates the true rowing movement
  • Monitors everything you need to know
  • Absorbs sounds and vibrations

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WaterRower Xeno Muller Signature Series

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The only water resistant machine on the list. It has been crafted from ash and Honkey Oak for both resistance and style. Again this machine is not made to be put under your bed!

They have hand finished every machine for ultimate results. This one includes series of 4 performance monitor on both side. It offers broad shoulder space and comfortable handling.

Attributes

  • Amazing look
  • Handcrafted and made from real wood
  • Water resistant
  • 4 monitors, 2 on both sides
  • Foot rest, and great handling
  • Widest adjustable handles for taller persons.
  • Offers space for broader shoulders

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Velocity Exercise Vantage

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A great one for medium and advanced rowers. It offers many different options to take your experience to the next level. It offers easy to use programs on 8″ LCD monitor, not only does it gives you a ton of stats it also helps you monitor your heart rate.  This rowing exercise machine is probably the most solid one on the list and will provide amazing results as it helps you monitor your recovery time.

Attributes

  • Over 15+ levels of tensions
  • Adjustable seat
  • Comes with LCD monitor with multiple programs
  • Noise reducers with Nylon bands
  • Foldable design

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Now that you have seen the list of the best but cheap rowing machines, you might still be hesitating as these machines can get quite expensive. If you want to get in shape and make a difference in your life sometimes you need to make small sacrifices.  What you also need to know, is that rowing exercise machines don’t only help you built strength. It has plenty of other purposes such as;

Stress Reduction

1- Some are uncomfortable going to the gym, this machines helps you work on many different muscles, it’s also great for cardio.

2- This machine is great to relax as you workout. Put it in front of your tv, and row as you are watching your favorite show. (House of cards maybe !)

3- According to a Harvard research, physical activity greatly “helps reduce stress anxiety a helps fight depression”

4- Cardio workouts helps increase endorphins which also reduces stress

Weight Loss

cheap rowing machines review buying guide workout 2017

1- Rowing burns lots of calories in short amount of time

2- You can burn almost 400 calories in a half hour

3- It’s better for you back and your knee caps, which means that you can workout more often without the fear of getting injuries. More repetition equals better results.

Muscle Growth

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1- Helps work on almost all major muscle group in your body all at once.

2- Again, you put little pressure on your joints, and you still work on your legs.

3- They help you work on your upper body at the same time as your lower body.
(rowing is almost like buying a 2 for 1 !)

4- Most machines are adjustable, meaning that has you get better you can make your exercises harder.

We definitely hope this listing of rowing exercise machines help you pick the right one for you. We know lots of our readers are still contemplating if they should take actions to get in shape.  If this is your case, these machines are a great start for you.  If you decide to do so, please share your results with the rest of our community on our Facebook or Instagram page using the hashtag #wnsresults.
Who knows, you might change someone else life by motivating him to take action now!

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