Rowing is a great way to build fitness and improve body composition. Better yet, you don’t even need to be on the water to receive its benefits.
Magnetic rowing machines create resistance using, you guessed it, magnets. Resistance is generated by one magnet moving further or closer from the metal flywheel.
Pulling through the water provides an incredibly smooth motion. It’s comfortable on the joints and limits pressure and potential strains.
Air rowing machines are the most common, they’re the ones you’ll find in most commercial gyms. Air rowers create resistance just like water rowers, but instead of water, they use air.
The resistance is created from hydraulic cylinders that are attached to the handle of the rower. Within the hydraulic cylinders, there is air or fluid.
Which one is best for you depends on your needs and requirements. The main things to consider when buying a rower is cost, data accuracy, flooring, noise, and feel.