Welcome to Oarsome Fitness!
This is a site set up by a lifelong rowing geek to share hints, tips and experience amassed over the years to help everyone building a rowing based fitness regime into their lifestyle, or just take tips from those in the sport to help achieve goals of long term health.
Not only will I share in depth my advice on how the best rowing machine and how to use one most effectively, but I will also look into a range of other topics for general health and wellness including – flexibility, mobility, endurance, heart rate monitors, strength, injury prevention and motivation.
The rowing machine really is the ultimate gym machine, I truly believe it being unrivalled benefits to users across all key facets of health and fitness – endurance, power, cardio health, flexibility and stamina. What more can you want!
There are so many things to know about rowing machines, and how to use them. Not only in making a decision about which one to get, but how to use most effectively. I have addressed this across a large range of articles to date, and this will continue to grow.
Best Rowing Machine Concept2 vs WaterRower
Using a rowing machine Rowing Machine Accessories
Heart Rate Monitors
A major theme of my posts across this site follows one simple rule – Train Smart. I have seen an a lot of people over the years who train with big levels of commitment but aren’t making best use of their training and time available to them. One key way to ensure you are doing so it to know what your heart is doing. A heart rate monitor is key and I have shared my thoughts on these, and a view of some of the key products available in the market.
Best Heart Rate Monitor Best Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor
Mobility and Flexibility
A very important part of all health and fitness, especially as we get older is flexibility and mobility. This is something I was guilty of overlooking in my early days but I now spent a lot of time working on this as it is my own personal weakness. There are a number of accessories that can make this exponentially easier to do, and they can last a lifetime!
Best Resistance Bands Best Foam Roller
Everyone has different goals for training, however I know that one key one is sustained weight loss and lifestyle change. I share my thoughts on how best to do this, either at home or in a gym.
Weight Loss at Home Rowing Machine Workouts
Thank you for reading this far – I really hope you enjoy the site.