Looking for a change? Here’s a rower we recommend

Yoga is often the best medicine but like with most workout routines even with yoga a change is a must and on days you skip your classes or are simply bored we’d recommend you turn to rowing and WaterRower Natural Rowing Machine with its S4 monitor and ash wood construct is one of the most pleasing rowers out there.

It can support up to 1000 pounds of users and although this is classified as beginner rowing machine, don’t let this fool you about its efficiency and high performance.

This rowing machine provides you with a very real rowing experience and is definitely worth its slightly high price. Although this equipment does need a few improvements, but its excellent performance more than makes up for it.

Most of the users who have used this machine have loved its lifelike rowing motion and its consistent rowing stroke provided by the water resistance.

Dimesions

This rower has a length of about 83  inches, width around 23 inches and a height close to 20 inches and thus can easily fit into any of your rooms during exercise.

Things you should know

  • Its solid ash and stained honey oak build help in the absorption of the sound and vibration making it a very quiet machine to use.
  • It has a robust and sturdy built and even fast rowing won’t break the machine as is the case with most wooden rowers.
  • This rowing machine uses ‘water flywheel’ to provide a lifelike rowing experience.
  • Flywheel placed in a water tank to give a comfortable, smooth, quiet and self-regulated resistance to the users.
  • The water tank is comprised of polycarbonates which make it durable and the only maintenance required is to add chlorine tablets to the water tank to clear the water.
  • Comes with an easy to assemble steps which don’t take more than 30 minutes to setup.
  • It is suitable for users of all heights and can take up to 1000 pounds of weight at a time.
  • It can be stored in an upright position which saves a lot of space when not using.
  • It comes with an S4 monitor which tracks down your workout intensity, heart rate, stroke rate, duration, distance, etc.
  • It also comes with many inbuilt training programs and you can link your monitor to the computer to upload your fitness data and analyze your workout.
  • With its ergonomic and padded seat, it is very comfortable to row for hours.
  • The handle is comfortable and light and made of aluminum.
  • The footrests use nylon straps to strap in the user’s feet and can accommodate all shoe sizes.

What we like

It provides you with an actual rowing experience and provides you a smooth and quiet rowing session.

You can store it in limited space and with its S4 monitor, you can choose any training workout which suits you and then compare your fitness data later on the computer.

It provides you with a very comfortable and efficient experience. Apart from that the 5-year warranty for the frame and 3-year warranty for the parts makes it s secure purchase.

What’s bad

The seat is too low which might be problematic for people with a knee injury. The nylon straps on the footrests feel a little slippery and due to the rough heel rests, it is impossible to row barefoot. The rower is a little heavy which can make moving it into an upright position a little difficult.

Final Say

Despite its few drawbacks, this rowing machine is still a good investment and ideal for workouts at home. With the water resistance, you will feel like you are rowing an actual rowing boat and it will provide you with well-toned muscles and a fit body in no time.

Despite its minor setbacks, this rowing machine is loved by all of its users and every serious rower should definitely consider buying this model.

5 steps to Lose Weight with a Yoga Diet

Nowadays more people are opting to do Yoga for staying fit and losing that unnecessary fat from their body but while Yoga will help you in losing weight, it won’t be possible without following a healthy diet too. So what should you do to maximize the effect of Yoga while trying to reduce your weight?

We have compiled a list of steps which you could follow to achieve the very same result:

Don’t eat when Bored

A lot of us have a habit of eating a lot of junk food when we are bored and have nothing to do. This is probably one of the worst thing to do when you are planning to lose weight. This type of mindless eating just adds on more unnecessary weight to our body taking us back to square one.

So if you are in a weight lose program, it is advisable that you eat only when you are hungry and not when you are bored. If you feel like you are bored and tempted to eat something, just distract yourself by engaging yourself in some hobby or calm your mind with yoga but make sure you don’t eat unnecessarily.

Control your food cravings

You see that hot delicious chocolate muffin and instantly your mouth starts watering, even though you had just eaten your fill like 5 minutes back. Don’t get tempted, I know it’s easier said than done but if you want to lose weight you will have to control your cravings.

Most of the time, we all get tempted by food just because we are looking at it and not because we are genuinely hungry for it. This could greatly affect your weight lose regime and take you back several days. So make sure that you don’t get seduced by food and eat only when you are hungry and feel like eating.

Regain your Food Metabolism

One of the reasons why you could be getting fat is because your food metabolism has slowed down which could be because your diet wasn’t good enough to start with and as a result now you are providing it with more food than it can burn.

You can increase your metabolism by making sure that you only eat healthy and nutritious food and making a general note of your diet. Take in a plant-based diet and drink lots of water and liquid supplements which will nourish your liver which is responsible for burning down fats.

Drinking lemon and water is also a perfect way to cleanse your body of excess food and helps in digestion of the said food. Just make sure you are active and eat healthy and in no time your metabolism will have corrected itself and you won’t have to worry about gaining weight anymore.

Eat a healthy diet

This is one important step while trying to lose weight, you can train as hard and long as you like but if you aren’t taking a proper, healthy diet then you can just say goodbye to your fit body. You can’t expect to lose weight while training and eating junk food.

Your diet plays a great role in shaping your health and so if you are planning to lose weight, you need to follow a diet which is suited for it. Eat a plant-based diet which contains a lot of vegetables and fruits, legumes, beans, nuts, etc. and fewer of animal products like fish, eggs, etc.

But make sure you maintain your diet according to the weather, your body type, workout levels, etc. The main thing is to ensure you take in a diet which helps you in weight loss while not affecting your health.

Avoid Alcohol and other harmful substances

One of the most important steps during any weight loss training is to make sure that you aren’t engaged in any kind of bad habit which could affect your health or training. If you are a smoker or an alcohol take, well its time you put a stop to those activities if you wish to lose weight.

If you go through weight loss training while still engaging in alcohol, it would be contrary to your weight loss training and will just make you fatter.

Alcohol has a lot of calories which is harmful for your body and tobacco is a harmful substance which affects the body functions in a negative manner, so it would be advisable to avoid all these substances while trying to lose weight.

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